Russian task force off Scotish coast

#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.
 
#6
Surely a job for The Scottish Defence Force. Surely the proud Scots can't want the Royal Navy to sort this for them.
 
#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 reading...zero.:roll:

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:
 
#11
Yesterday the MoD said the fleet faithful to PM Vladimir Putin did not warn them it was passing so close to Britain.
I presume we no longer have anyone keeping an eye out for this type of thing anymore ?

Fixed this bit....
HMS York was scrambled from Portsmouth to meet the Admiral Kuznetsov so that the younger matelots could get an idea of what an aircraft carrier looked like.
 
#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.
 
#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.
 
#17
The Sun has got it completely wrong as per usual.

Did the Royal Navy have any ships closer than Potrsmouth?

I have seen A Russian Navy destroyer on a visit to Liverpool for a Battle of the Atlantic memorial event. You should see the uniforms of the Russian Navy. The Gold Braid and the medals.
 
#18
Nice one Ivan, we miss that lovely cold war as much as you do!

This would normally be a gift to oposition parties and should make "question time" worth watching, but in a parliamentary opposition busy bracing themselves over desks and moral fibre to be found only in the sudsidised breakfast cereals, it will soon be forgotten!
 
#20
I do wonder if that shiny destroyer scrambled out of Pompey in order to make that all to irreal photomontage had any rockets in it's pockets?
 

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