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Old 14th Jun 2011, 15:25
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Jig Peter
 
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There was a snippet on Beebworld nooze on 13/6 reporting the the French Navy's Chief has said that their CDG carrier will have to return to Toulon at the end of the year so that the servicing started before the Libyan campaign can be done. It won't be available for service again for a whole year.
Apparently CDG had been on station elsewhere and returned for the planned servicing when it was ordered to take part in the Libyan op, but that servicing is now very much needed - he was reported to have said that "we (the French Navy) are scraping the bottom of the barrel".
The Navies on both sides of the Channel seem to be on the same wavelength ...
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