Woops... 2 nuke subs crash

Floggings all round for the Sound Room watchkeepers. I wonder if the Froggies were trying to do a bit of intel. collecting and got it wrong. :wink:


Lantern Swinger
Blimey, that'll turn your trousers brown (although the comment piece at the side is utter tosh).

Bit disappointed the Sun, with its usual penchant for great headlines, didn't go for "Le crunch"...


War Hero
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Mildly puzzled at how, with the whole of the Atlantic to play with, these two managed to find each other in the same bit and at the same depth. At least it shows how quiet our boats are!
Sarahann said:
Maxi_77 said:
Sarahann said:
I heard a rumor from inside information that it was a Russian Sub, not French......
If that is the case then why have the Frogs admitted they were involved?
I have no idea, just putting ideas out there!
The concept of a potential recruit having access to authoritative ''inside information'' in this area is so far out that it's just not credible. One might wonder why the fishing trip?

Anyone who does know more than is in the papers, won't be discussing it here.
lsadirty said:
Not the first crunch, and probably not the last, but who the hell gave the story to the press, and the SCUM of all people ?
I suspect the scum copied from some one else and then claimed an exclusive. Nearly every news organisation has the story.


Lantern Swinger
Given that the Sun offer around £250 for a tip-off (let alone a story...) it's not surprising someone blabbed. Of course, les matelots could have tipped off their papers too. And there's always a spotter stood at Rhu narrows taking pictures.

As a journalist, I have to say it is a story - and one with pretty serious ramifications. Whilst the reporting may be a little dodgy (and wide of the mark), this is one where the MOD really must be as open as it can be, otherwise all the CND and anti-nuclear blabbermouths will have their day, making the most scurrilous, unfounded and ill-judged accusations which simply feed public hysteria...

I await media developments with interest (and not a little trepidation...)
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