USN declare war on Clyde ferry

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
I hear they're going to produce a brand new medal to recognise the engagement. Everyone present onboard will get two, those within 10000 miles will have to settle for just one.

SF
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
SILVER_FOX said:
I hear they're going to produce a brand new medal to recognise the engagement. Everyone present onboard will get two, those within 10000 miles will have to settle for just one.

SF

I am probably 10,004 miles away - any chance of submitting a representation so I can get the medal?
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
Of course, the 10,004 miles was only if I went from the Clyde to Dubai via the USA (which I assumed would be somewhere in the rules and would probably ensure that I got the US 'flying over a war zone' medal (unless they have now declared Ulster safe) plus the 'flying near to another war zone medal' (Iraq). If they allowed the distance to be a straight line from the Clyde then I would indeed dip in since I am a mere 3,633 miles away from the Quote "scene of the crime" Unquote (as Arlo Guthrie once said).
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
RoofRat said:
Anybody remember the USS Cole?
RoofRat

With the well known US habit of being trigger happy, and with the discussion on T45 and Windows for Warships in another thread, I actually had the Vincennes in mind.
 
RoofRat said:
Either or Flags. I'd rather be cautious everytime than being blown up once!
RoofRat



Usually leaving Faslane there is a Mod Police escort untill you get down the clyde . To warn off vessels from getting too close to warships.
The Ferry skipper should have been warned by the QHM aswell.

As for the VHF channel 16 voice communication I bet the whole of the clyde boating fraternity were listening in--its the emergency frequency !!

I wonder how they would have reacted to a sailing vessel --the rules of sailing vesels having priority to motorised ones for right of way

Pity the ferry skipper backed off ----------might have been an interesting
international incident :lol: :lol:
 
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