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by SKB
19 Jun 2019, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)


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by SKB
19 Jun 2019, 00:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 56
Views: 6041
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)



It would be unwise of the ship's company to go ashore wearing red shirts in this strange, hostile alien location.... :mrgreen:
by SKB
18 Jun 2019, 22:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(The Autistic Angler) 17 June 2019

:clap: QE also makes a good fishing aid...!
by SKB
18 Jun 2019, 19:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 133
Views: 9635
Location: England

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Merpeople are being captured and trained in exercises near Iran to use magnetic mines. :mrgreen:
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 18:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSamnVPtppg (PortsmouthHistoricDockyard) 17th June 2019 QE's FULL departure from Portsmouth, (55 minutes long!) using the HMS Warrior webcam! Skip the first 15 minutes. ^ Also, a timelapse as seen from the Spinnaker Tower: https://twitter.com/sharpimage_net/status/114...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3781
Views: 188080
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Hmm... https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Building-the-Type-26-Frigate-3.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8xTDcoXsAA0udf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D416xuKWAAAaEJj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzUROjDX0AAHCtR.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqHKtBSXcAANU6Y.jpg So, HM...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(ships, planes and gaming) 17th June 2019
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 16:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 36
Views: 1588
Location: England

Re: Royal Marines boats

Or buy/steal HMAS Choules (ex RFA Largs Bay) back.
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE departing Portsmouth. 3 Merlins on flight deck, Apache not. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RfycBXYAEXunY.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RfzgJWwAAl2VT.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Rf0dQWwAImShs.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Rf1aIXYAAIw7b.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 10:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1140544159348080640 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QG232XoAEb2gT.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQpW4AEFi84.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQvXYAAlFC5.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQqXoAAV9nf.jpg:large
by SKB
16 Jun 2019, 22:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)



by SKB
15 Jun 2019, 13:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: England

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by SKB
14 Jun 2019, 14:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 187
Views: 15407
Location: England

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)



RAF Chinooks are involved with building flood defenses after the River Steeping (Lincolnshire) burst its banks when 2 months of rain fell in 2 days.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-48633669
by SKB
14 Jun 2019, 11:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5893
Views: 243238
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Some BAE Leander T31e images: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8xpR4_WsAAoqb3.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8x3BZkXYAAUK1A.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D82zBNHXUAAcDpy.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D83AtTmXoAAiuc_.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D88KVOMXsAYAyvN.jpg (BAE Maritime)
by SKB
14 Jun 2019, 11:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: England

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by SKB
13 Jun 2019, 15:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3781
Views: 188080
Location: England

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

How T26 is being built and assembled at BAE Clyde/Scotstoun: 1. Bow section is rolled out. https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Building-the-Type-26-Frigate-3.jpg 2. Stern section rolled out and joined to bow section. https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07...
by SKB
11 Jun 2019, 03:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(Kim .Cavanagh) 6th June 2019

^ Recent video of Portsmouth Harbour boat tour, showing work to Victory Jetty and passing QE with Apache on board.
by SKB
08 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PoW has had her pennant number painted on her forward island sometime between 6th April and 21st May. Noticed something a bit curious. :?: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8c0sf6W4AAhJOm.jpg https://c8.alamy.com/comp/JXJEGG/a-crew-member-walks-past-the-pennant-number-r08-on-the-flight-deck-JXJEGG.jpg Po...
by SKB
08 Jun 2019, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603936
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd, the former CO of QE, has recieved a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours. :clap:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... ay-honours
by SKB
05 Jun 2019, 20:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 907
Views: 53736
Location: England

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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^ New artists impression of the RAF P-8A Poseidon

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