Boat show january 2008

Discussion in 'The Quarterdeck' started by Chicogiz, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. Is anyone attending this?
  2. Am i the only one going to go?
  3. Yeah me not by choice

  4. Not so often that you can see 15% of the Royal Navy destroyers in one place at one time :bball:

    The Royal Navy lost at least four destroyers in early 2004, taking the number of surface warships to below that of the French navy for the first time since the 17th century. At that point it had only 28 escort ships compared to the French navy's 32. Four Type-42 destroyers were mothballed as part of a series of cuts. The four warships axed were Newcastle, Cardiff, Glasgow and Liverpool. They are the oldest of the surviving Type-42 destroyers but Glasgow and Liverpool were not due to be decommissioned until 2010. Cardiff was due to go in 2008 and Newcastle in 2007 when the first of the Navy's new destroyers, the Type-45, was expected to enter service. It cut the number of destroyers to seven.


  5. This one in particular isnt the strongest one
    in the fleet..not by a long shot
  6. I might be going to this on a work bases networking for my company
  7. As I need to by a lot of new gear for my new boat I may go.
  8. What boat do you have?
  9. Last year it was Hms St Albans. Did anyone go on that?
  10. Not at the boat show no many moons ago though in the dockyard
  11. I'm going! Meeting up with a load of sailing mates there and bitching at any ISAF people who may be there about axing the multihull from the olympics ggggggrrrrr there goes any chance of the Navy letting me sail my lovely boat at their expense!

    if you see a petition about the ISAF 2012 decision at the boat show pls sign cos they are trying to take olympic sailing back about 50 year... anyway rant over, you can probably tell im angry

    but yeah the boat show is always great and i'll defo visit HMS Exeter while im there :D
  12. Im going up as Nicks JR is on the Exeter,might even get a call round !!
  13. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I think that reports of the Crazy Red Chicken's retirement are a little premature...

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