Mail: "Taller Than Nelson's Column, It Generates Enough Energy To Power 5,500 Homes"

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  1. ‘People talk about them as Cold War relics but I don’t support that,’ says Dr Lee Willett, Senior Research Fellow in Maritime Studies at the Royal United Services Institute.

    ‘Their use has evolved, and they have proved versatile and effective as a mobile airfield that you can park anywhere.

    'Just think of the USS Carl Vinson, which was the first aircraft carrier into action post 9/11 off the coast of Afghanistan.

    Oh dear.

    Back to school Dr. Willett.
  2. "They are a significant diplomatic tool" My kind of diplomacy
  3. I sincerely doubt those were the words Dr Willett used. I suspect it was a journalist's interpretation of this passage from one of his reports:


  4. Where as Dr. Willett is just a tool.
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  5. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    That's a lot of faith to put in the accuracy and integrity of Daily Mail reporting especially following NG's advisory.

    Or is your experience of Dr Willett's work more extensive than a likely repackaged line in a newspaper that doesn't know a Colonel from a Corporal?
  6. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    The DAs may have been installed but I doubt that any of them are generating any electricity yet. Call me pedantic - you're pedantic Seadog- but I also reckon that (once the CVFs are live) 5500 homes is loafing by a factor of 10. Still, its the Daily Mail not KCL/IMechE/IMarEST/RUSI/RINA or the Beano for that matter. Shite spouting, ill informed useless barstewards.

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