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Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closure?

Guns

War Hero
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I couldn't be that lucky.

Think of the loss of the jobs in the dog poo scraping business.
 
8O It all depends upon which paper you read whilst awaiting the SDR, Sol :wink:


http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Portsmouth-naval-base-39safe-from.6314385.jp

24 May 2010

Portsmouth's naval base is not under threat from cuts to save billions of pounds, the defence secretary's office has said.
Liam Fox's staff moved quickly to dispel fears the base would face the axe after reports over the weekend said it was on the new coalition government's £6bn hit list.
 

NotmeChief

Banned
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

The future of the base, which is home to Nelson’s flagship Victory, is a major question in a defence review, which is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Why mention that, are they attempting to justify the continuance and the spending of £200million just for that. Is it worth keeping open just for an old wooden tea clipper - nah, close the base and give the thing back to Chatham where it belongs.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

NotmeChief said:
The future of the base, which is home to Nelson’s flagship Victory, is a major question in a defence review, which is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Why mention that, are they attempting to justify the continuance and the spending of £200million just for that. Is it worth keeping open just for an old wooden tea clipper - nah, close the base and give the thing back to Chatham where it belongs.

It's a feeble attempt at hinting we will lose our naval heritage, national treasures etc etc, plus most of the civilian population have no idea about RN bases or what they do so drop an emotive name from history in and warm up the outrage bus
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

soleil said:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8180851.Is_Portsmouth_naval_base_earmarked_for_closure_/


Nope, and if you'd done some research rather than your usual shitehawk posting, you'd have known the answer was no.
 

Merlin28

War Hero
tommo said:
Bit uncalled for Oil Slick.

seconded I have found most of soliels postings to be very helpful. She is also very kind and patient with us newbies. I think we could do with more ladies of this calibre in our society, rather than the chavs with five kids by five different men.
 

scouse

War Hero
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Oil_Slick said:
soleil said:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8180851.Is_Portsmouth_naval_base_earmarked_for_closure_/


Nope, and if you'd done some research rather than your usual shitehawk posting, you'd have known the answer was no.
:roll: :roll: Touch of the LOH.. male menapouse, Kicking in Oily???? :wink:
 
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Oil_Slick said:
soleil said:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8180851.Is_Portsmouth_naval_base_earmarked_for_closure_/

Nope, and if you'd done some research rather than your usual shitehawk posting, you'd have known the answer was no.

Soleil - Thank you for continuing to draw our attention to relevant news items we might otherwise miss. I believe you deserve an apology but I won't hold my breath.
 

Holli

Lantern Swinger
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Surely they can't close the biggest navel base in Western Europe. Don't they need the Portsmouth base for the New aircraft carriers? I don't think cuts should be made on our armed forces, at the end of the day we are protecting our country!
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Naval_Gazer said:
Oil_Slick said:
soleil said:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8180851.Is_Portsmouth_naval_base_earmarked_for_closure_/

Nope, and if you'd done some research rather than your usual shitehawk posting, you'd have known the answer was no.

Soleil - Thank you for continuing to draw our attention to relevant news items we might otherwise miss. I believe you deserve an apology but I won't hold my breath.

:roll:



www.royalnavy.mod.uk

www.navynews.co.uk

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=nws:1&q=royal+navy&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

There ya go, how hard was that and it doesn't spam every bloody forum on RR with hundreds of cut and pastes links that constantly drive any discussion topics off the front page.
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
Or maybe Soleil posts these news articles to stimulate discussion - like this thread on our Naval Bases.

Besides if you don't like them don't read them.
 

tommo

War Hero
or just click new posts and you will see all the discussion topics as well as everything else. Not rocket science.
 

labrum

War Hero
Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Oil_Slick said:
soleil said:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8180851.Is_Portsmouth_naval_base_earmarked_for_closure_/


Nope, and if you'd done some research rather than your usual shitehawk posting, you'd have known the answer was no.

Ridiculous statement, you will notice Soleil often doesn't comment first off on the news items she posts. They are clearly there to initiate discussion and keep people informed about what's in the news RN /RM wise.

Slack drills OS..
 
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angrydoc

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Re: Daily Echo: Is Portsmouth Naval Base Earmarked For Closu

Holli said:
Surely they can't close the biggest navel base in Western Europe. Don't they need the Portsmouth base for the New aircraft carriers?

The biggest Naval base in Europe is actually Devonport.

And Soleil is very good at pointing us RRs towards relevant news articles and is quite restrained in that she doesn't comment, but lets others decide. You're not going to win this one Oil Slick.
 
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