Pompey News: "Royal Navy Shadows Russian Warship Off Scottish Coast"

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    "The Royal Navy is thought to have sent a warship to shadow at least one Russian naval vessel off the coast of Scotland after it sailed near the Moray Firth while on exercise in the North Sea.

    The Baltic Fleet vessel is believed to be a warship and was part of an operation being carried out in the area, according to a statement from the Scottish National Party."

    Royal Navy shadows Russian warship off Scottish coast - Portsmouth News
  2. Now I'm only a poor old sundodger, but isn't that a Type 42*? And the RN don't have 42s any more?

    So what's going on? Oh I know, lazy journalism - library photo!

    * York as it happens!
  3. If you look at the article it does say its a file picture from 2011. They probably don't have a picture of the current situation to put in the article.

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  4. And if you look at my post I named YORK and the fact it was a library photo. Smiley winky thing!
  5. It is a destroyer that has gone, good chance to see what the 45s can do?
  6. Yes the ship's company got recalled 24 hours in their xmas leave.
  7. Ouch! Do they literally just call everyone up then and say you are required back on ship within x hours?
  8. Pretty much
  9. Live the dream.
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    I had a similar occurrence on Lusty - we were heading into Barcelona for our Chrimbo stand-off, families flying out etc. Then peace broke out in Bosnia, so we sailed on Christmas day. Lots of unhappy bunnies, even a huddle of rather self-indulgent hysteria in the canteen flat, FFS.

    Definitely a bummer, but not the end of the world. Christmas is over-rated and just think of the money saved by buying presents in the January sales.:thumbright:
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  11. Ha ha ha ha. Unluuuuuuuuucky popeye
  12. Not this call sign hehe!
  13. Poor bastards!

    It's a shitter, Fleet Ready Escorts always seem to get activated over Christmas. Maybe the Russians hate Santa?

    Getting that dreaded recall text, especially all the lads that went on leave up the line.

    They were running an 'essential crew only' recall system before, so not all the crew had to return.

    Still, tis arse

  14. Haha! Unlucky! I bet there was some massive Pompey skank wife and girlfriend sense of humour failures.

    Still, that's one up on a T42. It left the wall first time.
  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Ah well, at least the weather will be nice. Sort of. OK, not.

    With any luck, there'll be a flight deck five-a-side shin-kicking contest with the 'enemy' like what they did in the trenches.
    If they're really unlucky, they'll get a smarmy Christmas BZ from the PM.
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  16. They are only going to 'shadow' it, and the spanking new shiny T45s are nice to show off to Ivan.... who has more than one functioning aircraft carrier.

    Oh dear!
  17. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    The russians have Admiral Kuznetzov and err, Admiral Kuznetzov. How does one aircraft carrier which has never taken a full airgroup to sea and which is old, unreliable and in desperate need of a midlife refit equal more than one functioning carrier?

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