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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby Aethulwulf » 08 May 2017, 23:55

I realise that militaty Internet forum debates can often become a game of Top Trumps, wishing for bigger and bigger caliber weapons. But in the case of protecting UK naval bases from terrorist attack, any weapon system is the last resort and must be able to be used in locations often crowded with merchant ships, ferries and civilian pleasure craft.

Mostly ignored/forgotten because they are much less visible, but far more useful, are the intelligence, surveillance, command and control capabilities. If the only thing deterring a terrorist attack was the weapon system, we would be in deep trouble - even if it was a Mark VI patrol boat with 25mm chain guns.

The best and first defence against terrorists is for those who know the terrorist (friends, family) to feel safe enough to be able to report odd behaviour to the police and to trust that any actions taken will be both safe and fair.

The best and first defence against terrorists is, therefore, the UK culture of fairness and justice for all.

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby SKB » 07 Jul 2017, 13:02

Archer class vessels HMS Dasher (P280) and HMS Pursuer (P273) met with aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth which is anchored in the Moray Firth at noon.
They both just left QE at 12:45

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 12 Mar 2018, 12:13



That's a lot of Archers.

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby R686 » 12 Mar 2018, 23:08

Nice looking boats

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby SKB » 18 Mar 2018, 15:14


HMS Raider (P275) of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squardron (FPBS) escorts USS Maryland.
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby Repulse » 21 Apr 2019, 17:55

HMS Archer, HMS Explorer and HMS Exploit all in Falmouth this weekend. It's great to see these boats visible and something that the RN should do more of IMO - shame the Navy Day is no longer run.

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby Pongoglo » 22 Apr 2019, 09:14

SKB wrote:https://twitter.com/US_Stratcom/status/974664616767905792?s=20
HMS Raider (P275) of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squardron (FPBS) escorts USS Maryland.
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Good to see an Archer 'gunned up' . Shame it's not a .50 up front, or at least twin Gympys or a Mk 44 ?

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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

Postby donald_of_tokyo » 12 Jun 2019, 05:11

5 Archer Class Fast Patrol Vessels are joining Ballots 2019, including HMS Exploit, of Birmingham URNU.
Who are manning them?
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Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

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