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Old 17th Jun 2012, 22:14
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glojo
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Torquay, England
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Originally Posted by LJ
The problem was that they didn't do sterling AD - way too many Argies got through with the loss of SHEFFIELD ,COVENTRY, SIR GALAHAD, ARDENT, ANTELOPE and ATLANTIC CONVEYOR (plus countless lives wasted or ruined)
Might I suggest that a conventional carrier with decent AEW might have prevented those losses and yes rough weather can be a bitch but it works both ways and of course the carrier is mobile. Totally agree with Milo regarding these new mobile airfields, an opportunity lost but it is over, the decision has been made.
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