Busy day on the Clyde

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  1. Fresh in from my Spy on the Clyde a complete Fleet of amphibious assets have gathered for a bit of a piss up. Or maybe they are going to land and capture the Greenock, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh ferry that has posed such a danger to passing USN Assets.

    Or they thought it was an Old Firm's derby match and thought they would join in the fighting.

    Any of you in the Picture?


  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Perhaps there's a by election looming and it's a subliminal "look what you'll lose" message......nice phot though Nutty. Being out for a few years now anyone able to name them all?
  3. JMC time again?

    That French LHD is truly pig-ugly.....
  4. Ark Royal, Ocean and a Bay class RFA - Largs Bay?
  5. Perhaps its Bulwark and not Ocean :)
  6. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    All very impressive until we remember that this force cannot do a landing opposed by even the most obsolete and dated air power as it has NO air defence. Not exactly a 'balanced' force.
  7. Left to right - FS Tonerre, RFA Mounts Bay, HMS Bulwark, HMS Ark Royal.
  8. You missed one out.
  9. OK I'll bite, what did I miss?
  10. He bites again. Would that be one of those wee boats?
  11. Last time I saw the Gareloch looking like that with big ships was when the place was full of reserve/scrap awaiting breaking at the Ship breakers .

    :nemo: :nemo:
  12. Maybe they're planning on invading the Kirkmichael Estate and getting rid of all "The Beach Boys" ?? (Evil barstewards, one and all)
  13. Oh, wouldn't it be nice!
  14. Belive we were there as well (Manchester), cant see the picture cause the settings are poo, but i think we were escorting the QE2 up the clyde for the last time!

    so there was some kind off air defence there!
  15. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Ooooo look it's me. Well the ship at least.

    News from the front.

    Dragonia is feel the pressure from the mighty amphibious task groups as we lay waste to all we meet.

    In the meantime Guns is on watch. Day so far.

    Fri 0600 awake
    0630 Breakfast (no day workers gets food in time)
    0645 Flying brief
    0700 - 1300 on watch taking raid after raid after raid. 2 press interviews on watch.
    1300 Scran. Full of day workers. Finish at 1330
    1330 - 1500 Sleep.
    1500 - 1730 Work
    1730 Command Brief
    1830 Scran - no room full of day workers
    1900 on watch
    1900 - 0100 More bloody aircraft. And press.
    0100 - 0300 Sleep
    0300 Hands to Action Stations. get it on. Anti flash and all.
    0630 Action Messing. Breakfast will mostly be meat of varying types in stew.
    0700 On watch.
    0700 - 1300 more raids, more press and no dayworkers as they have their heads down cos they are tired.
    1300 off watch, eat in 5mins
    1307 Lights off going deep
    1400 phone call from dayworker asking why I haven't returned a pack
    1401 finish shouting down phone sleep.
    1432 Stwds hoover outside cabin. Work out how much time I could get for murder.
    1800 wake up, sure the the ship will survive without my input to command brief.
    1900 On watch.
    Now - speaking to you.

    Joint Warrior 082 (JMC in old money) with French, Dutch, US, NL and so many more. Weather, well it is Oct so a little lumpy. Around 50kts of wind but getting better.

    Hello fellow MNF members and remember - we are part of a legitate UN MNF operating iso of UNSCR 3902 etc etc etc. Oh and a force for good

    Guns, keeping dayworking muppets safe.
  16. Living the dream, eh, Guns?
  17. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Should make JW 091 more realistic then.
  18. Well that only gives you two choices Falmouith or Guzz thats if V boats are allowed in when armed or possibly Milford Haven if the Taffies have not also chucked Pusser out. Would we invest all that mones in a Welsh base with the possibility of being thrown out a few years down the line?

    If we have to share out the assets we could give then the Type 45's and half built CV's and get some proper ships.

    Go Alex Go.


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