Royal Navy on active service in Afghanistan

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  1. We've seen rare reports of Naval Strike Wing, RN Medics, RN Clearance Divers and RN Loggies in Afghanistan but, in general, the contribution of non-RM members of the Naval Service has been invisible. The universal wearing of dessies doesn't help either, leaving the Great British Public and the mass media with the impression that only the Pongoes and Crabs are involved. I've started this thread in an attempt to redress the balance somewhat. Just to reinforce my point:

    And this about another Naval nurse:

    Here's an article published on the RN website yesterday:


     
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  2. Re: RN on active service in Afghanistan

    There was also a shed load out there 2008-2009,stokers, chefs, SAs,reggies MAs WE Tiffs and thats just the ones I heard of.
     
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    When I talk to people about the Navy, very often they don't realise our boys and lasses are out there.
     
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

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    Well stop talking to these people - they're clearly morons... :shock: :wink:
     
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    Navy Diver to Counter IED Threat in Afghanistan
    And more recently:

    Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team Deploy To Afghanistan
     
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    Royal Navy Specialists Train for Operations in Afghanistan
     
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    Royal Navy Sea Kings - flying over Afghanistan for two years
     
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    Lest we forget...

    First Royal Navy female awarded Military Cross for Afghanistan bravery

     
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    Logistics HQ deploys to Afghanistan
     
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    I know, but some moron's do need reducating. :lol:

    BZ to all our lads and lasses out there not just in Afgan but across the globe at this current time
     
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    Navy Lynx Squadron Recognised For Efficiency in Afghanistan
     
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    Royal Navy's Mobile Air Support Unit Honoured
     
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    Merlin Force Flies into Action
     
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    Navy Surgeon Saves Lives and Limbs in Afghanistan
     
  15. Re: RN on active service in Afghanistan

    Good thread, Naval Gazer.

    I was told by someone recently that there was one particular point when the RN was supplying 60% of the personnel out in Afghan.
     
  16. Re: RN on active service in Afghanistan

    Perhaps they were thinking of Admiral Band's speeches as 1SL in 2007:

    Navy Club's Trafalgar Night Dinner Speech (in Lincoln's Inn) on 12 Oct 07

    Two years later, Admiral Stanhope, the current 1SL, presented these facts in his speech to RUSI at Chatham House:

    First Sea Lord Talks Beyond Afghanistan on 27 Nov 2009
    Bearing in mind that the Naval Service is by far the smallest of the Armed Forces (Naval Service: 35,000 including Royal Marines; Army: 99,000; and RAF: 39,000 on 1 Apr 2009 according to DASA statistics) these are extremely creditable achievements. Unlike the Army, for which Afghanistan is its core business, the RN still has its own core business of operating a fleet of ships, submarines and aircraft worldwide.
     
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    Royal Navy Doctor Recognised For Role in Afghanistan
    Navy medic helps soldiers in Afghanistan
    Helmand surgeon tells of her fight to save lives
    The Duchess presents campaign medals to Royal Navy medics for service in Afghanistan
    ISAF surgeon saving Afghan lives
     
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    Thanks Comm. Of course, these Sea Kings are completely different to the RN 'Jungly' versions that have been flying around Afghanistan for several years.

    Royal Navy Sea Kings 'bag' intelligence over Helmand
     
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    NMCB 7 Redeploys to, Focuses on Afghanistan Operations
     
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