P2000 said:IIRC a number of the TLAM fired by TURBULENT were gifted to us by the USN, because our war stocks were so small.
That was a long patrol. Telic 1 was just another thing to do. I was luck enough to ride back from Gib with TURBULENT. Had a great time, and was thoroughly impressed by everyone and everything.
Am curious just how long did Turbulent spend on her Iraq deployment? The reason I ask is that according to wiki..
On 16 April 2003 HMS Turbulent was the first Royal Navy vessel to return home from the war against Iraq. She arrived in Plymouth flying the Jolly Roger after launching thirty Tomahawk cruise missiles.
I also believe that the crew didn`t qualify for the claps to the Iraq medal? Am I right in thinking they spent less than a week?
Qualifying criteria........The Iraq Medal with Clasp â€˜19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003â€™
Naval personnel were awarded the medal with clasp for 7 days continuous service at sea within certain specified geographical boundaries between those dates.