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  1. It would seem that there are some unwanted warships on the Clyde.


    Some handbagging going on between BAe and Trinidad and Tobago.

    VT beat BAe in the orginal bid, then BAe bought VT and discovered that VT had made a mess of the bid process, leaving BAe with the fustercluck to sort out.

    Not the first time either, from the report.

    And there was the case years ago of the Umbogo "royal yacht", built by Yarrow's (?) which became the Mermaid and was subsequently involved in the sinking of the Fittleton.
  2. They look to be a similar spec to the River class, - I wonder if the MOD would consider buying them?

    Could fill a nice gap we have at relatively low cost?
  3. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    The Brunei OPVs were, I understand, cut-down versions of the Lekiu class frigates supplied to Malaysia. The follow-on work was the Brunei OPVs which, although the court case was settled in favour of BAe, still haven't found a permanent operational home. Now looks like BAe run the risk of having one of the world's largest navies, comprised solely of warships that they've built and which the customer has declined to accept (for whatever reason)! It should be noted also that although the Malaysian frigates were accepted by the RMN, this acceptance was several years late due to weapon systems integration issues.
  4. I think buying more ships is the last thing on the MOD's agenda at the minute, would be nice but can't see it happening.
  5. Your absolutely right! Last thing on their minds.... shame though....
  6. I'll have one. Anyone fancy a jolly to Somalia?
  7. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Just a suggestion...

    we at Rumration could form a limited company UK RN Ltd funded by some well meaning venture capitalists and do an out sourced navy for the miserly UK government.

    Start with these two and we should be massive enough to buy a couple of carriers once they are ready at bargain basement prices, we can then spend what we save on some fixed wing assets.

    Anyone up for some global mayhem? Much like blackwater there will be limited application of ROE so anything goes.

    Variety of oppertunities for any ex service personnel (standfast crabs) just remember to bring the correct trainers, amount of money and your mum to basic training.
  8. I'm in. Let's brass up the seven seas.
  9. FSC, or should that be Type 26, anyone?
  10. Bagsy Engineer of the Watch..wooohooo, more seatime!

  11. RP or Nav's Yeo for me
  12. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Count me in for Tactical Comms (but NOT as a Seaman Spec!) or, at a push, CIS.
  13. Sign me up.


    Actually, as there's 2 (plus 1 in build) make that SWEO/SGunbuster :D
  14. I'll be Navs, just make sure we deploy somewhere where there's no rocks!!
  15. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Specials QM down the Tiller Flat for me, please - I've got a hoofin' Chris Ryan shitkicker on the go... :cool:
  16. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Excellent... any empty billets can always be fileld by Poles as they are cheap and hard working.

    I quite fancy trying my hand at being the Jimmy, as long as nobody pisses in my tea.
  17. etc

    Sorry, but as OP, I reserve the right to appoint.

    However, we have the following volunteers so far:

    Jimmy Jockpopeye
    MEO Type42stoker
    WEO/Guns Gunbuster
    Navs Yeo Tommo
    CIS/Tac Flagwaver
    Specials QM Sgtpepperband

    I also nominate Domino’s Pizza and the chef at the Indian at the top on my road as CPOCk, watch about.

    All bids to me.

    In your own time.
  18. U/W weapons armourer for me. You never know whats lurking down there.
  19. You loafing twat.
  20. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    MLP for Flight Deck Buffer, perhaps..? :wink:

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