Portsmouth News: Defence cut victim HMS Roebuck bows out

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  1. Budget cut victim sails into harbour
    At least the minehunter HMS Walney, also due to be decommissioned prematurely this year, is going out with a bang (see second entry for 30 Apr 10 on the MCDOA website's 'Latest News' page):

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    Live mine detonation by HMS Walney
    in the Baltic April 2010
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  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    "But the MoD have admitted that without Roebuck the capability of the navy has suffered."

    Unfortunately you could take out the word "Roebuck" from that sentence and put in a hundred and one other things, someone somewhere is taking a huge risk on the future defence and military commitments of the UK.
     
  3. Well, according to the plan we're either going to be the 51st state or part of the autonomous continental union anyway so may as well remove as many of the variable-enablers as can at the moment. :D
     
  4. My one foray into the world of surveying was as the Killick Writer on the Roebuck.

    She was a great ship. I had many good times on her and I for one, will be immensely sad to see her go.

    Happy days
     

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