HMS Westminster receives US thanks for operations in Libya

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Ministry of Defence said:
HMS Westminster has been formally recognised by the American Armed Forces for her contribution to operations in Libya earlier this year, with a plaque officially presented to the ship.

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#3
I am sure HMS Westminster is so proud to receive an accolade from some septics. Now when is she being decommissioned again?
Planned for 2021 when the proposed Type 26's start arriving
 
#5
Hmmm ... their BZs used to say "Tip of the Spear" during GW1 :judge:

However, it's a nice gesture.
No. That's the French carrier Charles de Gaulle:


CBS News 15 Apr 2011 said:
...The carrier, known in the navy by its nickname "Le Grand Charles," began reconnaissance flights over Libya on March 22. Attack missions followed almost immediately, and the ship has acted as the tip of the spear for NATO s aerial campaign ever since...
 
#7
Interesting, you lot bitch and moan over alleged slights by Yanks and when Yanks do give your people accolades, you bitch and moan about that.
 

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Interesting, you lot bitch and moan over alleged slights by Yanks and when Yanks do give your people accolades, you bitch and moan about that.
'Tis the British way!! :)
 
#11
Interesting, you lot bitch and moan over alleged slights by Yanks and when Yanks do give your people accolades, you bitch and moan about that.
It's a plaque, ffs. Not exactly a Marshall Plan-sized bauble. On the CVN-71 they have a room full of Roosevelt trinkets that they toss out to poor neighbours, who are expected to feel grateful and sing "America the Beautiful".
 
#12
Interesting, you lot bitch and moan over alleged slights by Yanks and when Yanks do give your people accolades, you bitch and moan about that.
It's not bitching, it's our way of showing gratitude.
 

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HMS Westminster has been formally recognised by the American Armed Forces
"Hey Chuck , whats that little boat all the way down there?"
"Gee Hank, ah dont know... Its familiar, but ah dont think ah seen wun for a looong tahme"
"Shee-yit Chuck, ah know what it is!"
"Whut Hank? Whut is it?"
"Its wun of them English boats!"
"Aww maaan, thats so cute, its so little and all!
"Yeah, guess you dont see that many of them around these days"
"Say, Hank, ah know whut we should do!"
"Whut Chuck, Whut should we do?"
"We got ourselves a whole room full of them placky thangs, just sat around; lets give one to them, so that they know we know them!"
"You mean, that we recognise them?"
"Ah dont know Hank, ah dont speak european"
"me neither, but Chuck, thats just a grand id-uh!"
 
#17
I'll be kind ... briefly. I used to be involved with overseas [US] Team competitions ... the first time we went, we were overwhelmed with the assorted gifts that were showered on the visiting International Teams. They had their own on-site engravers, so that all the trophies/medals were engraved with your name. Lovely touch, of course.

On subsequent trips, half the Team's luggage had to contain appropriate 'return gifts'. It's all very nice, but it's a PITA when guys have to carry this stuff.

There's probably a bit more storage space on a CVN.
 
#18
Plenty of room, BS. Mind you, all the stuff commanded by the air boss was frightfully exciting: Tomcat launching activity and recovery. It was the full-on Hollywood aircraft-porn hand job (I do take my hat off to the people who work on the decks, because it really is dangerous).

But below decks, it's a chod's life. **** all to do apart from "man your brooms", buy shite from the px, pump iron and man more brooms. They could do with cleaning the "heads" occasionally, imho, and someone should tell the 'sailors' on the CVN-71 that Dr Who is not actually true.

It's like going on a cruise in a giant multi-story car park with Tom Cruise having a party on the roof, to which you are not invited.

I would have preferred (back on thread) that HMS Westminster had crammed their plaque up the US liason officer's arrse before giving him the Osama burial treatment. How dare the colonials patronise the Royal Navy in all its magnificence?

Outraged! Out
 

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