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Mail: "Royal Navy's 260 Captains For Just 19 Warships"

Sensationalist, poorly researched journalism that does the Naval Service no favours. As usual, the fact that these "40 admirals" include those with honorary rank (like the Duke of Edinburgh) plus Royal Marine generals appears to have escaped the Daily Wail. The article also ignores the LPDs, LPHs, MCMVs, patrol craft, survey ships, Antarctic patrol ship, SSBNs, SSNs, RFAs, Fleet Air Arm squadrons, Royal Marines, battle staffs, naval bases, shore establishments, MoD, NATO & EU posts, other international exchange posts and embassy staffs in its reckoning.

Apart from anything else, the STC deserves a two-star admiral all of its own (but I bet it won't get one).
 
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Has any one told the mail that alot of them ships they're gobbing off about actually have commanders and the like as... er ...Captains and not er... Captains as Captains or would that just muddy the waters?
 
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angrydoc

Guest
How many MPs are there? And how many cabinet positions?

It's a disgrace bound to impact on house prices.

Tomorrow's Wail headline? I think not!


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Waspie

War Hero
Mail, what do they know.

There's the Cap't of the Heads for starters.

Flight Deck Captain.

Journo's what the fug do they know!!!!
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Pinched from 'Singing Defaulters' performed in a Sods' Opera 1966:

"I am the Captain bold, /Of this magnificent ship. /I rise from my bed about noon /I sleep in the afternoon; /And in between I serve my Queen, /The finest Captain ever seen: /I’ll be an admiral soon."
 

danny

War Hero
Honestly who the **** buys this paper to keep it in business? Why aren't there care workers stopping them from doing so.
 

soleil

War Hero
Honestly who the **** buys this paper to keep it in business? Why aren't there care workers stopping them from doing so.

:grin:



Just for interest, the answer is some 1.8 million people each day; it's the UK's second best selling daily newspaper.

The UK's best selling newspaper, with an average daily circulation of over 2.25 million is ...........

The Sun.
 
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guestm

Guest
:grin:



Just for interest, the answer is some 1.8 million people each day; it's the UK's second best selling daily newspaper.

The UK's best selling newspaper, with an average daily circulation of over 2.25 million is ...........

The Sun.

Proof, as if it were needed, that we are a nation of idiots.
 

danny

War Hero
:grin:



Just for interest, the answer is some 1.8 million people each day; it's the UK's second best selling daily newspaper.

The UK's best selling newspaper, with an average daily circulation of over 2.25 million is ...........

The Sun.

I can about cope with the Sun it has tits and its sports coverage is pretty decent. Why people buy the mail I really have no idea.
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
I can about cope with the Sun it has tits and its sports coverage is pretty decent. Why people buy the mail I really have no idea.

The best quiz page in any of the papers. A whole double spread of the things.


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Flagdeck

War Hero
:grin:



Just for interest, the answer is some 1.8 million people each day; it's the UK's second best selling daily newspaper.

The UK's best selling newspaper, with an average daily circulation of over 2.25 million is ...........

The Sun.

Doesn't referring to them as 'newspapers' contravene the trades description act ?.....next thing you know, they'll be calling MacDonalds 'restaurants'.

They don't even have a wine list !
 
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