'Suspicious Package' Sent To HMS Collingwood - False Alarm

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    A suspicious package sent to HMS Collingwood has caused a security alert at the Royal Navy base, Sky News has learned.
    The Ministry of Defence confirmed it is "aware of a security incident at HMS Collingwood".
    HMS Collingwood is the Royal Navy's largest training base.

    'Suspicious Package' Sent To HMS Collingwood
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  2. Was prob soap for the submariners :)

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  3. What does the RN have to do with Ireland though?
  4. Should make getting into Nelson interesting this week for the kids homecoming. Do you think Ill have to strip and get a full body cavity search?
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    There are Royal Marines & Army courses held at Collingwood, besides just Warfairies & Weapons Engineers.

    That said, it would be foolhardy to imagine that a terrorist would confine a terrorist campaign targeting the Army in isolation.

    Then again, if you want a day off, find a dodgy parcel....
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  7. Better to be over careful and all that. All the best DruAde for Friday, bet you cannot wait :D
  8. Didn't the RN piss off the Irish with their Northern Ireland patrol, looking for weapons etc on ferries and fishing vessels etc ....

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  9. Only if you ask nicely!!

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  10. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Not exactly. The most cheesed off and uncooperative in my experience was a German officer of a German flagged vessel who didn't think the old man needed to be informed that his vessel had been boarded. Old man was quite cross at his officer but understood what we were about.

    Those of us with long memories or an interest in naval history will remember that the IRA murdered Admiral of the Fleet Mountbatten in 1979.
  11. Enough of that wishful thinking!
  12. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Were the WE's worried it was polyester pillows and not the duck feathers they're use too. Or maybe the dabbers sweating over the calculators being delivered to the naafi and how to work them.

    Drama queens.

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