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RFA Support Vessels

Now, call me a non-conformist, carrier hating crustacean. However, despite this doubtless getting a stiff ignoring in the press, I'd see the arrival of RFA Tidespring as being every bit as important to UK Defence as the impending QE trials!



Incidentally, will the wardroom in the ship be called 'The MARS Bar'? :)

Regards,
MM
 
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Why are they RFA and not HMS?
 

TamH70

MIA
Why are they RFA and not HMS?
That's a good question. Being all big and grey and important and all, one would assume teh Andrew would have put the HMS designation on it.
 
Is it a bit like:

Royal Logistic Corps
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Engineers
Adjutant General's Corps
 
Useful bit of kit.
That will help keep the jolly jack tars at sea week after week, month after month, year after year with no need for landfall....
...Ah, erm...,...Bugger....
 
Is it a bit like:

Royal Logistic Corps
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Engineers
Adjutant General's Corps

And also...

Royal Marines.
Royal Air Force Regiment.
Parachute Regiment.

:)

Regards,
MM
 
Proud to be British, its this kind of cutting shipbuilding that puts the U.K. at the front of design and technology for Navy Ships.





Shame the Koreans built it.
 
Why are they Royal Marines and not Her Majesty's Marines?
 

jim30

LE
Excellent topic @Magic_Mushroom - for some wider context these are VERY impressive ships, and are bloody big. They are 200m long and weigh 39,000 tonnes - thats as long as, and twice as much displacement as, an Invincible class carrier. We are getting four of them, which when coupled with the Waves gives us a rather noce tanking fleet, which our allies will be very, very keen to play with.

Lets not ask what happened to the FSS, PCRS, OMAR, and other bits abandoned though or where the manning is coming from...
 
What are the waves?
 
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