Multinational naval exercise underway

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by WEATHERMAN1956, May 27, 2005.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. From the Navy Times
  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Would this be the carrier group practising for protecting G W Bush as he attends a conference in a country which, not only is friendly to his country but which goes ro war on his side!

    Still it is nice to see HMS Nottingham on duty. Though perhaps we might have been better with HMS Glasgow or Liverpool (if we can still afford ships with those names!)
  3. With friends like Dubbya's who needs enamas?

  4. So the UK's contribution to this major exercise is a single clapped-out Type 42? Rule Britannia.
  5. OOoh nice for the navy - perhaps go to This is ARRSE :p
  6. HMS Nottingham?

    Let's hope she doesn't make any more news then eh?
  7. Interesting make up of ships considering the Nato tag.

    Not many years ago, France and Spain weren't even in Nato.

    We can only run to one ship? No germans, or dutch? WTF is going on? And what's all this blx about certification?

    Fcuk me. Two hundred years ago this year Nelson destroyed the joint fleets of the French and Spanish. Now they outnumber us in Nato exercises.
  8. and if they don't get through their 'certification' ? - does that mean they're not alllowed to come out and play with the big boys?.

    Interesting that the Charles de Gaulle is allowed to take part, perhaps it's playing 'enemy' as the script calls for an after dinner cheeseboard, then surrender and return to port. The rest of les Grenouilles are there to tow it back to Oran after its inevitable engine failure, where it will be sunk by unfriendly fire from HMS Nottingham..