Russian task force off Scotish coast

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by jim24, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

  2. They can have it.
  3. I think you'll find the RN is missing a few ships etc due to huge defence cuts. Bit like spelling Scottish on the cheap. Looks good but not all there due to cuts. :).

    Dont blame the Navy for a politicians knife.
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  4. How do you 'scramble' a destroyer?
  5. It did protect it, or have i missed the story of Glasgow being bombed into a vast improvement?
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  6. Surely a job for The Scottish Defence Force. Surely the proud Scots can't want the Royal Navy to sort this for them.
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  7. Surely the Russian was there, at the request of Salmond, protecting the Scottish oilfields? No need for those dastardly English to do it.
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  8. I was hoping it was an invaison of Falkirk....for real this time.
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  9. Prior to 2004 the RN had seven standing commitments, that has been reduced to four, guess which ones were scraped, Fleet Ready Escort- FRE (UK Patrol) and Atlantic Patrol Task- North. Who was in power 2004?
  10. Give-A-****-O-Meter

    Putin is facing a difficult time back home and wants to flex his muscles for potential voters; sending the Russian Navy to rock up alongside an ex-Cold War enemy with second division Armed Forces is an easy way to do it.

    I somehow doubt the Russians are about to invade Scotland. Unlike the West, the Ivans learned in Afghanistan that it's not a good idea to invade a country with appalling weather, rough terrain and a population of mutants who will rape, kill and eat you. Not necessarily in that order. :hungry::threaten: :hump::muhaha:
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  11. I presume we no longer have anyone keeping an eye out for this type of thing anymore ?

    Fixed this bit....
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  12. I trust we have MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft) keeping tabs on any escorting Russian submarines(s). Otherwise, HMS York, a destroyer optimised for air defence, will be at a significant disadvantage.
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  13. yet another none story, the russians were always going ot be near there, they just got thee a few days early, the reason for the panic was they turned up early but then given the weather so would most people i suspect

    its wonderfull how the clever media manage to make up crap out of nothing.
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  14. Mug

    Mug Clanker

    They were avoiding bad weather in the Med!?
  15. and they did a bloody good job of it!
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