'Sod Off Britain'

#5
Oh well. Just a nation moving on really. If it was a case of them just wanting to sever all historical connection to us then Id say **** em and they can jog on if they ever need foreign aid....... but reading the article its just that they want uniformity so I wont
 
#7
Trinko was one of the few places used by the RN for bases that I never pitched up in.
From reports I heard it wasn't a bad run ashore .
Apart from the obvious what was it like?cheap,decent sights,beaches good I reckon.
Shame I missed it,being past it plenty times but any ship I was on never stopped.
 

Seaweed

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#8
It's name in English is still Ceylon though. Like Sweden, Norway and all the other countries that call themselves something different.
 

Seadog

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#9
We want nothing more to do with you.
Not what the article says, not what the change means. We still have diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka.

Of NotmeChief's analysis of the news article POL wrote

You've given it an interesting interpretation.
[my italics.]

Very diplomatic of you.
 
#12
We are not an empire nor a world power, and haven't been for a long time. Seems to me that if we have moved on then it is only fair to assume others will as well.
 
#17
Regarding this 'new' name:

'Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy' compiled by Lt Cdr Ben Warlow RN said:
HMS LANKA Colombo/Trinco, Ceylon, Base
01.04.1940 ex GLOUCESTER II (qv), paid off 31.10.1946 - accounts to HIGHFLYER.
Included RNAS China Bay (from 01.08.1940) and Puttalam (from 11.42 - see RAJALIYA). Flag Ceylon 1945.
Nominal Depot Ship: Motor Boat 1160 from 01.04.40 and 45 ft Service Launch 37273 10.08.46 - 31.10.46.

HMS LANKA I Ceylon, Accounting Base (Personnel ashore and RMs)
02.1945 - 02.46 (at least)

HMS LANKA II Ceylon, Accounting Base 02.1945 - 15.02 46 (accounts to LANKA I 31.01.46)
Accounts of Escort Forces and other seagoing vessels, East Indies Station. RN Personnel Rangoon from 12.45.

HMS LANKA III Ceylon, Accounting Base
02.1945 - 04.46
General Service transit personnel and Fleet Pool.

HMS LANKA HQ Volunteer Naval Forces Royal Ceylon Navy
1955-1967.
 
#19
jumpinjarhead said:
Seaweed said:
It's name in English is still Ceylon though. Like Sweden, Norway and all the other countries that call themselves something different.
Like "Albion?" :)
That's the spirit, we love input from the Virginia's.
Such a forwards colony :D :wink:
 
#20
Rumrat said:
jumpinjarhead said:
Seaweed said:
It's name in English is still Ceylon though. Like Sweden, Norway and all the other countries that call themselves something different.
Like "Albion?" :)
That's the spirit, we love input from the Virginia's.
Such a forwards colony :D :wink:
Virginia's??? Much too far north for my taste. Give me those smokey mountains in NE "Jawjuh" (near to where the film Deliverance was made).
 
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