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by SKB
21 May 2019, 12:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1130515801092558851 https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1130767588269670400 Its been six and a half weeks since she docked on 6th April. And no photos. Hiding something? :mrgreen: https://i.imgur.com/Alvi5tw.jpg (Gillian Jones Designs @GillAJones)
by SKB
20 May 2019, 12:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1312
Views: 63595
Location: England

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

French call it la Manche ("The Sleeve"), not English Channel.
by SKB
18 May 2019, 17:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 900
Views: 49518
Location: England

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

https://twitter.com/AOC_1_Group/status/1128319449214410752 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6iYjaPXsAADBHz.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6iYjaeXsAAGcaS.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6iYjaXXsAI3VCt.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6iYjaXWkAId8SU.jpg:large https://twitter.com/P8A_P...
by SKB
18 May 2019, 17:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4082
Views: 175070
Location: England

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

by SKB
17 May 2019, 13:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Grumpy Cat. 2012-2019
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^ "Stern faced cat" as I call it.

The cat face I used came from Grumpy Cat. Sadly, Grumpy Cat has died aged 7 years old.



:cry:
by SKB
17 May 2019, 01:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/17/01/13597152-7038967-The_exceptional_and_popular_captain_was_dismissed_for_allegedly_-a-15_1558052089099.jpg ^ A Ford Galaxy yesterday It seems Nick Cooke-Priest was driving his official car, a Ford Galaxy, not on official business on weekends.... https://www....
by SKB
16 May 2019, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3754
Views: 172094
Location: England

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

I wonder how many T26's PM Farage would order?! ;)
by SKB
16 May 2019, 13:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 117
Views: 6673
Location: England

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

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Two of the five Boeing 737NG Wedgetail planes on order will be used "second-hand" former airliners.
https://www.janes.com/article/88545/uk- ... -c-project
by SKB
16 May 2019, 08:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3754
Views: 172094
Location: England

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

No. Penny Mourdant is Portsmouth North MP. The naval base is in Portsmouth South. Penny Mordant's Portsmouth North constituency contains the northern half of Portsea Island and extended suburbs on mainland Hampshire. Portsmouth North: https://mapit.mysociety.org/area/65566.html Portsmouth South has ...
by SKB
15 May 2019, 19:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1718
Views: 86909
Location: England

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)


(Forces TV) 6 May 2019
RAF Lossiemouth has officially welcomed its fourth Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon force. A parade to welcome No. 9 Bomber Squadron into its new role has been held at the base.
by SKB
10 May 2019, 22:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 33096
Location: England

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

BAE Maritime graphic:
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Previous HMS Dreadnought (S101) thread: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=226
by SKB
09 May 2019, 15:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 587
Views: 40023
Location: England

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

abc123 wrote:What's that?

T-boats are the Trafalgar class SSN's. Their names all begin with T.
Their thread: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=219
by SKB
07 May 2019, 19:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9515
Views: 326312
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Until the MoD/HMGov say the same, its just newspaper speculation.
by SKB
06 May 2019, 16:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

New images from MoD/DIO showing upgrade work to Victory Jetty in Portsmouth.
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by SKB
04 May 2019, 02:38
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4082
Views: 175070
Location: England

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtYGocISSoA https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRON0SsCKr4hgchdlhTCMMSxal0NsBEQmHz8iAeWmt8Efehg1gi (bobsurgranny) 14 April 2019 Wednesday 10th April. Two RAF F-35B Lightning II jets took off to go and train on the Holbeach bombing range in Lincolnshi...
by SKB
03 May 2019, 13:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 33096
Location: England

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

https://twitter.com/AdmPhilipJones/status/1124237178635206656 https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1124237723500515328 1. HMS Dreadnought 2. HMS Valiant 3. HMS Warspite 4. HMS King George VI A good name. No doubt approved by King George VI's daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. "Bertie the Bomber"...
by SKB
02 May 2019, 17:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2661
Views: 112033
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

HMS Spey (P226)

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by SKB
02 May 2019, 17:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2661
Views: 112033
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

HMS Medway (P223) https://twitter.com/HMS_Medway/status/1123521613478150145 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5eM8E-WwAA6yTi.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5eM8E_W4AEASOK.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5eM8E9XoAAGiG1.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5eM8FDWsAUHtlS.jpg
by SKB
28 Apr 2019, 21:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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serge750 wrote:Something from HMSQELZ twitter account..


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by SKB
25 Apr 2019, 11:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9816
Views: 560477
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I wonder if QE will be back in Portsmouth for 5th June? Because Donald Trump is visiting that day.

And...
by SKB
14 Apr 2019, 23:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1312
Views: 63595
Location: England

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Jake1992 wrote:BEA


Its bullshit.
BEA merged with BOAC in 1971 to form British Airways.
But British Airways has no current plans to operate the Tempest due to its low passenger capacity, poor legroom and lack of toilets.
However, Ryanair and Easyjet are allegedly showing some interest.
by SKB
12 Apr 2019, 12:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1088
Views: 63294
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]



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