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Spanish Navy mucking about in Gibraltar

Old 21st Feb 2019, 17:08
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Especially as their little bit of Morroco that Morroco wants back falls on deaf Spanish ears
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 12:28
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I was there 85 and there was a huge black skidmark down the main runway from a Nimrod blow out, we were also playing with Hunters and possibly a Canberra, the ex matlots with them were handy as they could signal the line office with semaphore to get stuff we needed sent out to us

Re the Nimrod, he really needed a hook to use the chag
The CHAG wasn't rigged when he landed. He pulled off to the side of the runway and a tug went out and proceeded to rig the cable as a pack of 4 Buccs was starting up; they departed with the Nimrod still off the runway at the 'bay' end!
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 14:12
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Especially as their little bit of Morroco that Morroco wants back falls on deaf Spanish ears

TWO bits of Morocco please!!!
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 14:40
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Yes, it hard to feel much sympathy for the Spanish cause given their holdings in Morocco. It's the same when the Argentineans bang-on about colonialism, never stopping to question why they all speak Spanish and have Spanish surnames.
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Ah but any other S American will tell you that Argentinians are Italians who speak Spanish and act as if they were English.........
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 17:26
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Yes, it hard to feel much sympathy for the Spanish cause given their holdings in Morocco. It's the same when the Argentineans bang-on about colonialism, never stopping to question why they all speak Spanish and have Spanish surnames.
A surprising number of Argentinians have Anglo Saxon surnames.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 17:33
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And Welsh too. Every name except anything Amerindian, which tells the story.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 13:40
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Indeed there's a bunch of Welsh speakers on my ship getting off tomorrow in Patagonia to practice their mother tongue.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 15:40
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Perhaps Spain is waking up to its own faults?
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someone has been reading this Forum!!!
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