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HMS Ark Royal to be scrapped


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StixJimboRM said:
I suppose the Government should have let the major news corporations cover the story rather than all these tin pot ones eh? :roll: :roll: :roll:

yeah guess so eh! :drunken:
From the Times website during the initial furor regarding the defense cuts.............

"Once the cutting edge of naval and aviation science, a generation later both ship and planes are part of a familiar modern problem: like video recorders and in-car cassette players, they are technologically obsolete.

Though she will work again as a helicopter carrier for a couple of summers, Ark Royal is likely to be decommissioned by 2015."

Sorry, StixJimboRM, I knew I'd heard it somewhere...!!! 8O
SDSR said:
2.A.5 We will accordingly:
• decommission HMS Ark Royal immediately;
• reduce by four the number of frigates;
• place at extended readiness a landing and
command ship. Either HMS Ocean or HMS
Illustrious will be decommissioned following
a short study of which provides the most
effective helicopter platform capability.
A Bay-class amphibious support ship will
be decommissioned.

StixJimboRM said:
so ... sorry Marmalizer, I knew you should have read it somewhere :roll:

It seems I just did!! thank you so much!! :wink:
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