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by SKB
15 Jun 2019, 13:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142619
Location: England

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by SKB
14 Jun 2019, 14:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 189
Views: 17840
Location: England

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

https://twitter.com/AndyNetherwood/status/1139779611460538368 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-lincolnshire-48633669 https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by SKB
14 Jun 2019, 11:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 279174
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: 2769
Views: 142619
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: 3838
Views: 215026
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: 10029
Views: 674842
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: 10029
Views: 674842
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: 10029
Views: 674842
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: 926
Views: 61369
Location: England

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

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^ New artists impression of the RAF P-8A Poseidon
by SKB
05 Jun 2019, 20:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE salutes D-Day Veterans
(Click for video) https://www.pscp.tv/w/1djGXpERNvRGZ
by SKB
04 Jun 2019, 15:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Westlant19 will feature several US port visits, including one to the Washington DC area.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms- ... c-training
by SKB
03 Jun 2019, 15:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Found a video of QE passing underneath the Forth Rail Bridge...!
by SKB
03 Jun 2019, 14:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

From British Army website: An Apache Attack Helicopter belonging to 656 Sqn Army Air Corps has made its debut landing aboard the 65,000-tonne flagship of the Royal Navy - HMS Queen Elizabeth. Under Joint Helicopter Command, the Attack Helicopter will begin a series of tests and evaluations in what i...
by SKB
03 Jun 2019, 14:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 328
Views: 23246
Location: England

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Apache lands on QE class carrier for the first time https://www.facebook.com/britisharmy/videos/442254123271891/ (British Army) An Apache Attack Helicopter belonging to 656 Sqn Army Air Corps has made its debut landing aboard the 65,000-tonne flagship of the Royal Navy - HMS Queen Elizabeth. Under ...
by SKB
03 Jun 2019, 02:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2769
Views: 142619
Location: England

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by SKB
31 May 2019, 14:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 105217
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Isn't Argus's lift the same scissors type found on the Invincible class?
by SKB
31 May 2019, 13:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5942
Views: 279174
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Some new T31e concepts from BAE: https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/bae-sy ... e-concept/

Btw. No anchor?
by SKB
27 May 2019, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(Warship TV) 27th May 2019
HMS Queen Elizabeth R08 is seen returning from refit at Rosyth in Scotland and entering Portsmouth at the Square Tower on the 25th May 2019.
by SKB
26 May 2019, 20:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 56
Views: 6712
Location: England

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

Recorded with a couple of GoPro cameras strapped to the casing on HMS Torbay's last deployment in 2017.

HMS Torbay was decommissioned on 14th July 2017.
by SKB
25 May 2019, 23:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10029
Views: 674842
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

From Hansard, 18th February 2019: Minister of the Armed Forces: "Three Phalanx close-in weapon systems will be fitted to each new aircraft carrier. Two are being fitted to HMS Queen Elizabeth during her current capability insertion period, with the third to be fitted towards the end of 2020 . T...

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