BBC News: "Life In Faslane: 50 Years Of Nuclear Submarines On The Clyde"

soleil

War Hero
"For 50 years, Faslane has been one of the most controversial sites in Britain - home to the UK's nuclear weapons system.

At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, Britain decided it needed its own response to the threat of Soviet nuclear attack.

After considering land-based and air-based missiles, the British government eventually committed to the American-made Polaris system, carried by submarines which could avoid detection beneath the waves.

Faslane sits on the northern shore of Gare Loch, a sheltered sea loch that opens into the River Clyde, less than 30 miles from Glasgow.

It was chosen as the base and for almost half a century there has been a British submarine armed with nuclear missiles somewhere at sea, ready to respond."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43975011
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
IT IS GARELOCH NOT GARE LOCH.......

Bad speaking, innacurate journalistic prats. next they'll be pronouncing Oban as O Ban -- oh wait.........
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
soleil BBC News: "Lord West Explains Life In Royal Navy To School Children" The Fleet 0
soleil i News: "BBC And ITV In Battle Over Rival British Nuclear Submarine Murder Dramas" Submariners 10
soleil FB: BBC News - A Special Mission For RAF Fylingdales Current Affairs 0
soleil BBC News: "German WWI Wreck Scharnhorst Discovered Off Falklands" History 1
MoD_RSS News story: Inside the Foreign Office: BBC series 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Inside the Foreign Office: BBC series 2018 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Inside the Foreign Office: BBC series 2018 MoD News 0
soleil BBC News: "Wave Poppies Sculpture On Display At Fort Nelson" History 4
MoD_RSS News story: UKHO features on BBC One’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’ MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Army regiment supports BBC's DIY SOS team to transform homes for veterans MoD News 10
sgtpepperband BBC News: "George Osborne orders new icebreaker for UK polar science" The Fleet 14
soleil BBC News: "Nuclear Submarine HMS Tireless Refused United Arab Emirates Entry" MoD News 8
exJenny BBC News: quick bite and a pint Current Affairs 4
exJenny BBC News: Appeal for mourners Current Affairs 1
soleil BBC News: "Royal Navy Pilot On Doing US Top Gun Training" The Fleet Air Arm 3
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Prince William to swap armed forces for royal duties" Current Affairs 32
Ships_Cat BBC News: "The US Navy Seal now living as a woman" The Quarterdeck 10
T BBC News - F-35 fighter jet fleet grounded by Pentagon Current Affairs 31
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Russia explores old nuclear waste dumps in Arctic" Submariners 2
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Top Gun to be released in 3D in 2013" Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 0
sgtpepperband BBC News: "HMS Astute Recovers After a Shaky Start" Submariners 0
Topstop BBC News the truth at last? Diamond Lil's 1
soleil BBC Hampshire News: "Nelson's HMS Victory Becomes Marvin Ayres' Recording Studio" Bases / Shore Est 1
soleil BBC News Magazine: "Does Anybody Still Need Aircraft Carriers?" The Fleet 3
soleil BBC News: "Portsmouth Council Leader On Scottish Naval Contracts" Bases / Shore Est 7
soleil BBC News: "How To Land An F-35 Jet Fighter At Sea The Fleet Air Arm 3
soleil BBC News Magazine: "Could Britain Still Defend The Falklands?" Current Affairs 0
sgtpepperband BBC News: "HMS Victory 'set to be recovered' from seabed" History 2
soleil BBC News: "How Germany's Feared Scharnhorst Ship Was Sunk In WWII" History 1
soleil BBC News: "Royal Navy Arrests Suspected Pirates Off Somali Coast" Current Affairs 8
sgtpepperband BBC News: "'Eat less, exercise more', says government on obesity" Health & Fitness 6
J BBC News: UK and US forces 'rescue pirate-held Italian ship' Current Affairs 6
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Servicemen urged to seek help for mental war wounds" Current Affairs 0
EarlyChop Cheap labour -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14648111 Current Affairs 4
soleil BBC News, Scotland: "Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter Targeted By Laser" The Fleet Air Arm 1
soleil BBC News: "Arab Spring Standby Role For HMS Albion" The Fleet 2
trelawney126 BBC News" Charles De Gaulle Carrier" Current Affairs 42
soleil BBC News Highlands & Islands: "HMS Sutherland's Visit Cut For Operational Reasons" The Fleet 0
soleil BBC News: "Award For Triple Amputee Former Marine From Plymouth" The Corps 4
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Prince Phillip to see Cutty Sark restoration" Current Affairs 18
scouse Beautifull ship off Libyan Coast on BBC News Yesterday The Fleet Air Arm 1
soleil BBC News: "Two Nimrod UK Spy Planes Reprieved Until June At Least" Current Affairs 26
soleil BBC News: "Navy Ship Arrives In Malta With Libya Evacuees" Current Affairs 6
soleil BBC News: "Defence Estates Job Cuts: 2,500 To Go By 2014" Current Affairs 1
sgtpepperband BBC News: "The Millionaires who flew to war" History 4
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Electric cars will be eligible for subsidies" Motoring 4
tommo BBC News: Queen bids farewell to HMS Ark Royal The Fleet 6
O BBC News - Defence Spending Cuts Agreed Current Affairs 1
sgtpepperband BBC News: "New study claims ADHD 'has a genetic link'" Current Affairs 4
sgtpepperband BBC News: "Lord Mayor apologises for trouser drop" Diamond Lil's 4
Similar threads


















































Top