Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

HMS Brocklesby joins NATO exercise in the Mediterranean

MoD_RSS

War Hero
Ministry of Defence said:
As part of her six-month deployment with Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1), HMS Brocklesby has been taking part in Exercise Noble Mariner around the Strait of Gibraltar.

More...
 
......around the Strait of Gibraltar.

<<...... designed to test a task group sent to keep sea lines of communication free in disputed waters.

The exercise is being run by Spanish forces >>


Mmmmm,

I am left wondering if those Spanish forces have considered a logical add-on to this exercise - to include disputed territory?
 

finknottle

Banned
In the Tory led governments headlong dash to cut costs dumping the Gibraltar gravy train would be an excellent cost saving, it was obvious who they supported during the Falklands conflict and it was not us. Its strategic importance is an irrelevance as we won't have any Armed Forces left once this lot have finished with the axe.
 

diesel

Lantern Swinger
In the Tory led governments headlong dash to cut costs dumping the Gibraltar gravy train would be an excellent cost saving, it was obvious who they supported during the Falklands conflict and it was not us. Its strategic importance is an irrelevance as we won't have any Armed Forces left once this lot have finished with the axe.

Jeeeeeeez.....what the fcuk are you on about Finks?????
 

TrialsLife

Lantern Swinger
I have much to learn of the Navy ways, but I think I know enough to realise finknottle is the biggest drip on this forum!
 
I have much to learn of the Navy ways, but I think I know enough to realise finknottle is the biggest drip on this forum!

I'll have you know that Finknottle is always held in awe and that he commands great respect - albeit only by those in the New Entries NAAFI queue and among those of his ilk who frequent the heads at his local RBL Club......





Edit to add: And you can quote me on that (try it :wink: :wink: )
 
Last edited:

finknottle

Banned
How little you know...


Whereas you of course know much more.:)

My point is that if anything kicks off in the future we will be well and truly fecked. We will have no armed forces to speak of. Its time our leaders and New Labour were just as culpable stopped strutting around the world as though we were some major military might. They can talk the talk in a pathetic attempt to gain kudos with other countries leaders but logistically we will not be able to back it up.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Flunkbottle: Yes I do, actually. Having served there recently, I have a good understanding of The Rock's strategic importance to NATO, not necessarily limited to the UK. Other countries rely on our assets there - however small you may think they are - but I cannot divulge more without breaching OPSEC.
 

finknottle

Banned
I had the misfortune of being based there for over two years and fully understand its strategic position, however that is not what I was saying. I used to enjoy the odd jar or two with the 2 Jossmen who were there during my tour, both of them were bon oeufs.
 

X.R.D

War Hero
In the Tory led governments headlong dash to cut costs dumping the Gibraltar gravy train would be an excellent cost saving, it was obvious who they supported during the Falklands conflict and it was not us. Its strategic importance is an irrelevance as we won't have any Armed Forces left once this lot have finished with the axe.

Cheese with your Whine Finks??
 

finknottle

Banned
*Missing the point once again and taking a irrelevant tangent to suit his own agenda...* :sleepy2:

The point that you are attempting to make is what exactly?

As for the oblique angle just reminiscing, there’s a lot of that on here.

X.R.D yes please a nice roquefort with some oatcakes.
 
Last edited:

diesel

Lantern Swinger
I see Spain holds a couple of bits of Morocco. Will they return them I wonder
 

Attachments

  • gibrltar.jpg
    gibrltar.jpg
    11.9 KB · Views: 31
Several pieces of Spain in Africa.



The story of the struggles between the Moors and Spanish is very long. Toledo was moorish for 350 years, Granada for almost 800. The places of North Africa are part of that struggle:

Ceuta (1415),




Melilla (1497),




Velez de la Gomera (1508)




and Alhucemas (1560).




In 1860, after a war with the Sultan of Morocco, Spain won Chafarinas.




In addition, in 1860, was extended the territory of the rocks Ceuta and Melilla.


Since the early twentieth century there are two positions in Spanish diplomacy. The peninsulars, which wanted to leave the rocks and to transfer the influence over the Moors in the Rif to the arabs of the central Morocco. They had supporters as the general Primo de Rivera in the 20's, now held by the left and influential groups of the PSOE. Today is a important minority. The other is the Africanist, which had as its main supporter of General Franco in the 30's and 40's, maintained by the PP and the PSOE and now the majority. However, senior Spanish diplomats continue to defend the need for an agreement with Morocco.

As for Gibraltar, dont worry. Spain is an full ally of the United Kingdom and will remain so in the future. It was a pity that the naval cooperation between the two navies was broken in the 60's by the unfortunate incident of the frigates Leander, but the alliance is quite robust. The maneuvers were unequivocally directed towards the general instability in the Maghreb, particularly Morocco.
 
U

Uckers Cocky Dai

Guest
In the Tory led governments headlong dash to cut costs dumping the Gibraltar gravy train would be an excellent cost saving, it was obvious who they supported during the Falklands conflict and it was not us. Its strategic importance is an irrelevance as we won't have any Armed Forces left once this lot have finished with the axe.
Bloodyhell. If we get rid of the Mediterranean Fleet what will be left for our two Sea Lords to Lord over?
Several lady sailors face the Armada in Gib. What will happen to them?
 
U

Uckers Cocky Dai

Guest
Flunkbottle: Yes I do, actually. Having served there recently, I have a good understanding of The Rock's strategic importance to NATO, not necessarily limited to the UK. Other countries rely on our assets there - however small you may think they are - but I cannot divulge more without breaching OPSEC.
Were you so to do-Immolation on a conejo paella would be your lot.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS HMS Brocklesby awarded for part in Libya mission Current Affairs 0
Naval_Gazer HMS Brocklesby in Grimsby 28 Sep to 2 Oct The Fleet 12
MoD_RSS HMS Brocklesby returns from Libya mission Current Affairs 2
MoD_RSS Minehunter HMS Brocklesby heads for the med Current Affairs 0
soleil HMS Brocklesby detonates 2 500lb bombs in North Sea The Fleet 4
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp HMS ACTIVE = SINKEX TARGET The Fleet 11
S Face Fuzz at HMS Raleigh RFA 2
Alfacharlie HMS Norman Diamond Lil's 8
B Speakers at Hms Raleigh Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 11
N Son joining HMS Collingwood 8th Feb 2021 Joining the Royal Navy 7
BratMedic HMS Sepoy History 0
Wreckmasterjay HMS Fearless and the sinking of Foxtrot 4 History 5
D HMS EAGLE old crew Nearest & Dearest 5
MoD_RSS HMS Audacious sails from Barrow MoD News 0
J Hms sultan start dates 2021 Joining the Royal Navy 3
Pandaplodder HMS Intrepid 1823 History 3
B Pre HMS Raleigh brief Joining the Royal Navy 13
MoD_RSS From Portsmouth to Odesa, UK and Ukraine naval cooperation on show as Ukrainian President visits HMS Prince of Wales MoD News 0
soleil BBC: "HMS Queen Elizabeth: On board The Royal Navy's New Aircraft Carrier" The Fleet 0
D HMS Raleigh Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
soleil P. News: "Royal Navy's HMS Sultan Forced To Cancel Popular Fireworks Due To Covid-19" Bases / Shore Est 4
soleil FB: HMNB Portsmouth: "HMS Ledbury Returns Home From The Gulf" The Fleet 0
soleil Lochside Press: "Camilla Calls At Faslane To See HMS Astute" Submariners 7
soleil FB: HMS Raleigh 'HMS Raleigh Welcomes Capt Suzi Nielsen As Its New Commanding Officer' Bases / Shore Est 24
soleil FB: HMS Raleigh RN Submarine School - Torpoint Marathon To Raise Money For The Submariners' Memorial Appeal Submariners 3
soleil P. News: "HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth For Training With US Marines F-35" The Fleet 8
N HMS Sultan Simulator training Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
J HMS Talybont and HMS Cobra History 5
D Where is HMS Enterprise? Current Affairs 17
A 2.4km run at HMS Raleigh Joining the Royal Navy 7
MoD_RSS HMS Enterprise to deploy to Port of Beirut as Defence Secretary sets out package of support to Lebanon MoD News 0
J What happens after HMS sultan and where are you based Joining the Royal Navy 22
soleil FB: Forces News: "HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails Back Into Her Home Port Of Portsmouth As A "Fully Trained" Aircraft Carrier" The Fleet 0
soleil FB: RN: Submarine Specialist Naval Reservists Join HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 6
soleil FB: RMRN: Take A Look Around HMS Holland I, The First Submarine To Be Commissioned By The Royal Navy Submariners 0
TechnicPR Does anyone have the HMS Raleigh JI/Kit List? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
soleil Forces TV: Basic Training At HMS Raleigh: "We Can't Afford To Stop". Bases / Shore Est 7
C PRNC 15TH JUNE HMS COLLINGWOOD Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 38
D HMS Surprise History 3
D HMS Collingwood leave dates UPO/Careers Office 23
soleil Portsmouth News: "34 Great Old Photos Of The Famous Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes" The Fleet 1
soleil Portsmouth News: "Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales To Carry Out Investigation After Flooding Onboard" The Fleet 16
soleil Scuba Diver Mag: "Heart of Oak – On Board The Royal Navy’s HMS Richmond" The Fleet 0
soleil Cornish Times: "HMS Raleigh's Wartime Role Remembered As Latest Recruits Prepare To Pass-out On VE Day 75" Bases / Shore Est 1
A What happens after interview stage? How long do you have to wait till you get to HMS Raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
C Loss of HMS Sheffield Current Affairs 3
WreckerL HMS Affray Submariners 3
D HMS Hermes Farewell Current Affairs 5
R HMS L10 History 2
N Warship Series 1 HMS Illustrious Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 2
Similar threads


















































Top