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Gdn: "'Hello Mum, I'm On Rockall': The £100bn Piece Of Rock"

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War Hero
If I was to take the Grouniad artical seriously then that was the first sucessful invasion of Blighty since William the Bastard of Normandy, either way the scutter who wrote the piece should be tried for piracy or treason and invited to try out the stength of a hemp rope on a short drop.

Not counting the Channel Islands during WW2 then or, alternatively, replacing the word "invasion" for "trespass"
 
I seem to remember something about if someone lives on it for 40 days in a specified period that would stand as sovereign ownership.

Didn't an ex SAS chap do it a few decades ago!

Waspie,

From my Wiki link at Post No. 6

<<... In 1985 McClean took up residence on Rockall from 26 May to 4 July and in doing so reaffirmed Britain's claim to the island.[2] Two years later, the then 44 year old McClean set about regaining his transatlantic rowing record and achieved his goal crossing the Atlantic in 54 days (a record still held to this day) ...>>

......Met him at the London Boat Show many many moons ago, one hell of a character!
 

Waspie

War Hero
Waspie,

From my Wiki link at Post No. 6

<<... In 1985 McClean took up residence on Rockall from 26 May to 4 July and in doing so reaffirmed Britain's claim to the island.[2] Two years later, the then 44 year old McClean set about regaining his transatlantic rowing record and achieved his goal crossing the Atlantic in 54 days (a record still held to this day) ...>>

......Met him at the London Boat Show many many moons ago, one hell of a character!

Cheers BOOTWU, must pay more attention to detail!!!

McCleans stay kinda beats my few minutes to erect a sentry box for the booties!!!!!. There was a few plaques on the top as well as the beacon IIRC.
 

soleil

War Hero
"18 September 1955 Lt Cdr Desmond Scott RN, two Royal Marines and a naturalist were landed on the small island of Rockall from the survey ship HMS Vidal to claim it in the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and so annexed the isolated rock located 200 miles west of the Hebrides.

(Picture by Lt Ronald Leonard ©Shutterstock)"
 
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