HMS Blyth takes command of NATO task group

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
HMS Blyth, the Clyde-based minehunter currently deployed in the Mediterranean, has taken up position as 'command platform' of a NATO task group in the region.

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Bouillabaisse

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#2
Sounds like a cracking round of runs ashore in exotic foreign ports. Bank accounts and bollocks will be empty by the time they get back. Just a shame about the weather.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
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#4
Be fair. It is a NATO minehunting task group. Standing NATO Force Med - always been a right jolly. Particularly of your normal search area is the Clyde
 
#5
Fair point but where does the Command element actually stand on a mine hunter?

I.ve read so many times that the Type 22, 23, 45 has set aside space for Command elements that it got me thinking...
 
#6
Fair point but where does the Command element actually stand on a mine hunter?

I.ve read so many times that the Type 22, 23, 45 has set aside space for Command elements that it got me thinking...
The Ops Room, at a guess. I would also guess that they sit rather than stand.
 
#7
Command Platform? Not a Flag Ship then?

Or is that where the Command Element stand? on a hastily built platform hanging off the bridge? Or you could pop a life raft...



and tow it.
 
#8
They're going to be ****ing uncomfy - I doubt they'll be using the Ops Room in a SRMH, more likely the MCO and/or Wardroom to work in, and they'll be sleeping in the Gyro Shack, Gunners Store and any spare pits in the lads messes. I don't particularly envy them!
 

TheIronDuke

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#9
For anyone from the north east and familiar with the drug sucking chav scum who live in Blyth, calling a warship HMS Blyth is almost up there with the tossers who named the USS Laboon.
 
#10
For anyone from the north east and familiar with the drug sucking chav scum who live in Blyth, calling a warship HMS Blyth is almost up there with the tossers who named the USS Laboon.
That's you off Yank lurker, JJ and Daveboc's Christmas lists. Laboon....snigger
 

TheIronDuke

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#11
That's you off Yank lurker, JJ and Daveboc's Christmas lists. Laboon....snigger
Nah, don't get me wrong. I feel USS Laboon is a lovely name for a ship. I really cannot think why HM Royal Navy did not consider it themselves. HMS Laboon. I bet every honest member of ARRSE would send HMS Laboon a Christmas card. To let them know we were thinking of them.

HMS Blyth does not bear thinking about. Or her sister ship HMS Eshinton.
 
#12
#13
Nah, don't get me wrong. I feel USS Laboon is a lovely name for a ship. I really cannot think why HM Royal Navy did not consider it themselves. HMS Laboon. I bet every honest member of ARRSE would send HMS Laboon a Christmas card. To let them know we were thinking of them.

HMS Blyth does not bear thinking about. Or her sister ship HMS Eshinton.
Laboon? Sounds a bit efeminate and french.
 

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