In anger

FlagWagger

GCM
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plumduff said:
Does anyone know the last time a Royal Navy vessel fired its guns in anger?
I can remember a gunnery shoot on HMS Carron back in 1988 when the recoil from the Bofors firing brought down the deckhead panelling onto the head of the Leading Chef who had been having a nice quiet dump - his reaction transcended anger and the whole guns crew were left hungry for the rest of the day. Does that count?
 
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FlagWagger said:
plumduff said:
Does anyone know the last time a Royal Navy vessel fired its guns in anger?
I can remember a gunnery shoot on HMS Carron back in 1988 when the recoil from the Bofors firing brought down the deckhead panelling onto the head of the Leading Chef who had been having a nice quiet dump - his reaction transcended anger and the whole guns crew were left hungry for the rest of the day. Does that count?
It certainly does.
HMS Carron firing her guns in anger ( So far as the hooky chef was concerned)
But has a British warship fired her guns in anger?
Certainly not in the last 30 years.
 
#6
plumduff said:
FlagWagger said:
plumduff said:
Does anyone know the last time a Royal Navy vessel fired its guns in anger?
I can remember a gunnery shoot on HMS Carron back in 1988 when the recoil from the Bofors firing brought down the deckhead panelling onto the head of the Leading Chef who had been having a nice quiet dump - his reaction transcended anger and the whole guns crew were left hungry for the rest of the day. Does that count?
It certainly does.
HMS Carron firing her guns in anger ( So far as the hooky chef was concerned)
But has a British warship fired her guns in anger?
Certainly not in the last 30 years.
Even if what you say is true, the same applied during the long period of the 'Pax Brittanica'. HMS Warrior, for example, never fired a shot in anger. But had the Government(s) of the day decided to use that as a pretext for gutting the Royal Navy, WWI would have been even more difficult for the RN than it actually was. It is the nature of military force - especially naval power - that it will lie dormant for long periods between being needed. But if you drop out of the game completely during one of these periods, you cannot realistically expect to recover at short notice when major war does come. Something that seems to have escaped our present Government (and you, it seems).
 
#7
plumduff said:
FlagWagger said:
plumduff said:
Does anyone know the last time a Royal Navy vessel fired its guns in anger?
I can remember a gunnery shoot on HMS Carron back in 1988 when the recoil from the Bofors firing brought down the deckhead panelling onto the head of the Leading Chef who had been having a nice quiet dump - his reaction transcended anger and the whole guns crew were left hungry for the rest of the day. Does that count?
It certainly does.
HMS Carron firing her guns in anger ( So far as the hooky chef was concerned)
But has a British warship fired her guns in anger?
Certainly not in the last 30 years.
Why doesn't HMS Marlborough, as seen in the video firing her 4.5" gun against Iraqi positions, count as a British warship? Or is it a trick question because she only has a single mount?
 
#9
NG You are being ignored my good chap because you dispel the myth that "current norm" is attempting to pervade.
:)

Personally I don't know why you bother replying to him/her/whatever.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#10
Your question was answered in the last thread you asked it in Norman.

But has a British warship fired her guns in anger?
Certainly not in the last 30 years.
No NGS in the Falklands War then? Glad that one has been cleared up. Norman, stick to what you know and that clearly doesn't include the Royal Navy in the last fifty years.

Have you been banned since you learned how to include avatars or will this time be the first?
 
#11
Seadog said:
Your question was answered in the last thread you asked it in Norman.

But has a British warship fired her guns in anger?
Certainly not in the last 30 years.
No NGS in the Falklands War then? Glad that one has been cleared up. Norman, stick to what you know and that clearly doesn't include the Royal Navy in the last fifty years.

Have you been banned since you learned how to include avatars or will this time be the first?
What's an avatar/
 
#12
From the style and content of his postings I truly believe that plumduff is indeed Norman.
However it has yet to be confirmed by the Mods who have access to the information required to check this.
So Mods is Uptheduff Norman? :pukel:
 
#13
slim said:
From the style and content of his postings I truly believe that plumduff is indeed Norman.
However it has yet to be confirmed by the Mods who have access to the information required to check this.
So Mods is Uptheduff Norman? :pukel:
Sadly no Uptheduff is an imposter pretending to be Norman
avoid at all costs.
 

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