Royal Navy Rescues Stricken Army Yacht

Huzzah! Where ever there are iPods in danger, the Navy will be there!
Dunkirk reenactment walts.
The shame of it.

Do the matelots get salvage money?
Hmm, from how I read it, the Andrew sailed up, had a butchers and decided it was too much hassle before giving the yacht some wood from which to fashion a rudder and making best speed for the nearest G&T. 'Rescued' my perfectly formed gluts.
Skippered by 2 RLC Officers...

Need to stick to skippering excell spreadsheets methinks!

Is the little rubber boat on the left the mighty HMS Severn? Im suprised all the matelots on board didnt surrender to stranded boat incase they were in ROI waters.
75 Nautical mlies?

All of 3 minutes flight time!

The brave sailors risking bingo fuel for a fly over.
3 minutes on a river class.....**** me, it can fly over as well?
Despite being 75 nautical miles away, HMS Severn sprang into action and sailed through the night to reach the Spirit of St George which had been left drifting at the mercy of wind and tide.
And this necessitated a press release?
But I suppose it's good to read that the RN still sails through the night.


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the trio built a jury rudder and also supplied the yacht with a means of long range communications .
Adopting the latest RN tradition the Navy trio handed over their mobile phones before going back to their own ship.

On the plus side the Captain didn't surender his ship to the yaughts occupants so well done RN.
RLC at sea, rudderless. This is the stuff of proverbs. Good job they phoned home before the gin ran out.



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I thought the navy turned up then was quickly re-tasked as they are little short of ships and sailing time at the moment. wont be long before the victory is doing the carribean drug patrols.

or blockading stanley, one of the two :)
Not as easy as we make it look, this sea faring lark is it?

Leave the big blue wet stuff to us matelots and we'll leave the green, brown and white areas to the Marines.
Not the first time the navy's had to rescue the army and it won't be the last.
Give the government a couple more years and it will only take a small yacht the rescue the entire Army anyway.


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Give the government a couple more years and it will only take a small yacht the rescue the entire Army anyway.
is that from the beach after we try to rescue europe again?

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