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China anyone?

Old 11th Feb 2019, 15:31
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China anyone?

just asking.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 15:39
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HMS Q. E. should show though.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 17:20
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Is that the HMS Q E that's going ou there as a demonstration of "hard power". With her escort of at least six frigates and a couple of hunter-killer submarines I assume.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 17:25
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won't be going until 2023 as the Air group won't be complete see the Future Carrier thread
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 17:33
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Ah yes but will be supplemented by USMC F35b as we won't have enough. Or will be laid up in dry dock while POW works up......
ie not soon
Words figment and imagination springs to mind
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 21:09
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Yes - increasingly lethal.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/...12-p50x47.html
I'm sure the Chinese are absolutely terrified by that...
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 05:24
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Just compare the UK and Chinese Navy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rmy_Navy_ships

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...yal_Navy_ships

and it will become obvious that this former seller of (chinese !) ceramic tableware will not frighten anybody there, especially near their shore (where thousands of anti-ship missiles are located).
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 08:23
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If I was in charge of the PL(N) I'd arrange a full on escort of maybe 2 aircraft carriers and a herd of destroyers to flank the British all the way from Singapore to Tokyo............................ to show respect of course...........
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 09:13
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You can tell they don't give a rats **** what anyone thinks or does...one Royal Navy carrier and 12 planes ain't gonna faze them neither do US battle groups.
Was on the BBC about the massive "re education" camps for their Muslim population in the NW of country, up to a million people interred and their culture being erased....

Where's the outcry over that??
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 11:06
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Quite the most ridiculous suggestion by a Secretary of State for Defence in a very long time. Impressive given the back catalogue of ridiculous suggestions....
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 12:27
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post
You can tell they don't give a rats **** what anyone thinks or does...one Royal Navy carrier and 12 planes ain't gonna faze them neither do US battle groups.
Was on the BBC about the massive "re education" camps for their Muslim population in the NW of country, up to a million people interred and their culture being erased....

Where's the outcry over that??
Possibly in respect of the difference between "interred" and "interned"?😁

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Old 12th Feb 2019, 16:00
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The Times Parliamentary Sketch Writer seems not to have been impressed:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/w...f3a0caa0a04825


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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:25
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Hang he may have had a brainwave about ferries into warships. Imagine Viking Line set up as stealth warships. They’re already cruising up and down Russian rivers. They could be in the heart of Moscow before Putin even poked the pickle.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
Possibly in respect of the difference between "interred" and "interned"?��

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Not at all.
If their internship doesn't re-educate them - I'd imagine the former fate awaits them!
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 15:44
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Sending the navies largest warships to deter a rising power in the far east has been done before with less than succesful results (Repulse and Prince of Wales)

Lets hope the Sea Lords pay more attention to new developments in armaments than they did that time!
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