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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:16
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P is where you have to deposit a very big bag of shekels every friday to keep the Broon pork-contract fairies satisfied and out of mischief.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:24
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Just my thought - it's a semi-permanent monument to Cyclops' pork barrel policies. And he is still drawing an MP's salary despite contributing nothing to Westminster (maybe that's a blessing).
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:32
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Now I'm no defender of Broon, but I understand that he's renounced his MPs pension and donates all his speaking fees (after expenses) to charity.

The P is for Pussers.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:48
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We'll soon been seeing free landing vouchers here!
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:50
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Clucking bells, that's a big bugger.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:55
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But the gate to the dry dock isn't.

Is it really as narrow at the waterline as the gap?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 18:56
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you do know that is (just) a computer generated image?
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 19:04
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Ah.. yes.. it's missing the big blue crane, and the modifications to the dock.
Good old Gordon was one step ahead: you get what you grossly overpay for.

http://files.stv.tv/imagebase/192/62...rial-photo.jpg
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 19:30
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Is the ship next to it being refittrd?
What are they going to launch off the ski-jump?

Unfair to blame Broon, Camerloon could have shafted it when he shafted the rest. He's had three yeaars to do it. Might be interesting to look into aa list of shareholders, or their proxies

should it ever go into service it might be under the name HMS King William or better still HMS Mammon
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 19:55
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One torpedo and ...
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 19:59
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Another Operation Chariot ?

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Old 26th Mar 2014, 20:25
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crap names though,


ark royal and eagle sound MUCH better.
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 20:28
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Agree.

At least with Ark Royal you already had a few hundred years of pride and chest pumping that made people feel proud to say "I serve on the HMS Ark Royal".
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 21:38
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Christ, that's not an aircraft carrier, it's Boris Island! Or a replacement for Maston.

PS, poor workmanship, the deck's already peeling at the pointy end...
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 23:42
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They not building an aircraft carrier its a movie they making....................oh wait is that the Iranian one......
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Old 26th Mar 2014, 23:57
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Hammond on Newsnight tonight excusing the current pathetic state of affairs in our armed forces mentioned the imminent launching of this ship which he said will put us back in the carrier game.

As if she is going to slide down the (metaphorical) slipway with a full complement of F35s on board and steam straight off on ops. There's still a gap of several years before she will be operational (if ever).
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 00:12
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No, that;s not it at all... Where is the Princess grill with the scrumptious tea and that lovely woman who had retired to the ship, rather than go to a nursing facility after her husband passed on... Queen Elizabeth indeed,,,
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 03:30
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Doesn't look the same without the old 'Titan' cranes which used to be there when I went to 'Navy days' back in the '60s.

Most of the buildings have been replaced as well.
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 08:21
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Saw a remarkable pic (which I can't find just now, but someone more capable may be able to help) of the carrier the UK used to have next to the Ronald Reagan. Cluckin' Bell! No comparison!
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Old 27th Mar 2014, 08:35
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Quick work in the shipyard.........


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