faslane

scabz

Lantern Swinger
A quick search on google shows that the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, among many other organisations, have reported that the Astute Class will be based in Faslane.
It's a nice enough part of the world....
 

stumpy

War Hero
Only until Scotland goes independent....

Can New Labour or the Tories guarantee that this will not happen? Then surely we should be looking at keeping both Portsmouth and Plymouth in case... oh no, cause that will go against the latest short term financial crises.
 
Chicogiz said:
In the future will some ships be based in faslane?
Plymouth Naval Base have suggested basing the future carriers in Faslane!! as part of their "survival strategy"- they probably cannot get into Plymouth (tidal factors etc.) and of course they want Pompey to shut rather than them. Probably academic as the way the money is going they'll never get built!!
 
notafourknotfudgepacker said:
Chicogiz said:
In the future will some ships be based in faslane?
Plymouth Naval Base have suggested basing the future carriers in Faslane!! as part of their "survival strategy"- they probably cannot get into Plymouth (tidal factors etc.) and of course they want Pompey to shut rather than them. Probably academic as the way the money is going they'll never get built!!

thanks for the reply mate.
 
Faslane, always used to put it down as an area to avoid being a guzz rate, but when on a smaller ship we used to go up there to do our sea training, it was great, the base was empty and the gym facilities were excellent. Even standing like a lemon on the upperdeck fereezing your pecs off at 4 in the morning, at least the scenery was nice, clean air and peacefull. :cool:

Ugly local birds though :twisted:
 

danny

War Hero
faslane isnt as bad as everyone makes out.

labour wont close it as closing it would loose them to many votes probably to the snp and would take scotland even closer to independance.

as far as im aware they have started work on the berths for astute. so eventually they will have all 7 subs up there

4 bombers.
3 astutes.
 

trehorn2

Lantern Swinger
The food's loads better at Fas too! And the lads and lasses who work in the JR's galley are very friendly and helpful unlike most of the other bases. Excellent, collingwood and blockhouse are beyond the pale, and the grub they churn out reflects that!
 
The thing about Faslane is it's an easy base to run around. Half uphill, but gentle, and half down the way.

I always made sure to book the squash court (I forget which day) so we could watch the Naval Wives working out before the court became vacant.

However, if you feel the need to see Civvy St, be prepared to pay for taxis.

One of the laughs I kept up for years, however, just to demonstrate how great the people are round about, is when I was drafted to RAF St Athen for my driving course.

I was walking outside the base on a Sunday, carrying my suitcase, heading for the empty rank. I had to go from Helensburgh to Cardiff on a Sunday, and I was dreading it.

However, the council bin wagon passed me, and one guy said, "Station, Jack?"

Next thing I knew, my case was in the back with the rest of the rubbish, and I was in the cab with the guys!

Fantastic!

Don't knock Faslane.
 
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