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10th Sep 2019, 17:49
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Ahem ! Italy is the news.

Ahem ! Italy is the news.
10th Sep 2019, 14:30
Replies: 21
Views: 6,849
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Tempest reborn ?

It is reported that Italy will join a consortium headed by Britain to build a new advanced fighter. Named the Tempest, the aircraft will feature stealth technology, laser weapons and drone wingmen. ...
24th Aug 2019, 17:05
Replies: 5,653
Views: 1,405,911
Posted By Capt Kremmen

As a former serviceman in No. 40 Commando, I've...

As a former serviceman in No. 40 Commando, I've got more that a foot in the door of this particular discussion - for some who do not know we are subject to the RN disciplinary code.

The sheer...
24th Aug 2019, 10:17
Replies: 21
Views: 5,327
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I understand. Thank you. I support your...

I understand. Thank you. I support your comments re lifejackets including wearing full immersion when making extended flights over the briny !
23rd Aug 2019, 17:17
Replies: 21
Views: 5,327
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Forgive me, I'm puzzled. Under what...

Forgive me, I'm puzzled. Under what circumstances did your student 'put you thru' the windshield' ? Was your student the handling pilot ?
11th Aug 2019, 19:21
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Yes, and that is likely to happen again unless...

Yes, and that is likely to happen again unless the vessels sentry systems are awake. The threat level is ramped up if the pirates think that they are liable - for one reason or another - to escape...
11th Aug 2019, 15:00
Replies: 129
Views: 57,419
Posted By Capt Kremmen

That might be ok for the girls but, what about...

That might be ok for the girls but, what about the blokes ?
10th Aug 2019, 18:33
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I don't see a huge amount or even a mere trickle...

I don't see a huge amount or even a mere trickle of crude oil, iron ore, bauxite or other bulk commodities coming directly from the EU. I do though see transferred liberal quantities of overpriced...
10th Aug 2019, 14:07
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Deadpan As a maritime trading nation, if you...

Deadpan

As a maritime trading nation, if you haven't got enough frigates to protect your trade routes then it might be that new hospitals and social care come way down the list. The balance of...
9th Aug 2019, 11:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,933
Posted By Capt Kremmen

".........we're working hard to put in place...

".........we're working hard to put in place measures to ensure that this will never again happen.........."
9th Aug 2019, 10:07
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Investment ín the development, planning,...

Investment ín the development, planning, construction and maintenance of a countries armed forces requires that those forces present, apart from offensive capability, a realistic and believable...
8th Aug 2019, 16:52
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

The only SOP that really mattered on this...

The only SOP that really mattered on this occasion was the one that says that under no circumstances do you ever surrender your command. The reality of the situation was that it made our navy a...
8th Aug 2019, 10:20
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I'm not exactly an 'armchair warrior'. I'm a...

I'm not exactly an 'armchair warrior'. I'm a former member of No. 40 Commando and my actions would not have included the pathetic act of surrender that, when it became known, was so damaging to the...
7th Aug 2019, 11:18
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

If the British navy again caves in as...

If the British navy again caves in as pathetically as it did during the last interception by armed Iranian fast RIBs in 2007 then the correct description is 'hopeless'.

Risk aversion carried to...
3rd Aug 2019, 10:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By Capt Kremmen

It might be something of a cliché but, only the...

It might be something of a cliché but, only the passage of time will lessen the impact. I wish you well and offer my sympathy.
30th Jul 2019, 12:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,121
Posted By Capt Kremmen

The problem that the French military have is that...

The problem that the French military have is that they are still the inheritors of their 1940 reputation.
30th Jul 2019, 10:20
Replies: 7
Views: 3,202
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I've used Old Sarum these past 30 years and I...

I've used Old Sarum these past 30 years and I know a little about the thinking of the current management. The advertised closure has the hallmark of an act of spite.
29th Jul 2019, 17:24
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I'm left wondering why Wolfe bothered.

I'm left wondering why Wolfe bothered.
29th Jul 2019, 17:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Capt Kremmen

A step very much in the right direction. At last...

A step very much in the right direction. At last the immensely competent Johnny Mercer's talents are gainfully - we hope - employed.
26th Jul 2019, 11:06
Replies: 388
Views: 172,206
Posted By Capt Kremmen

During a relatively short trip, a thought crossed...

During a relatively short trip, a thought crossed my mind. We seem to be many frigates, carriers, submarines and support vessels short of a navy. Wouldn't it therefore make sense to approach the...
24th Jul 2019, 17:50
Replies: 40
Views: 15,914
Posted By Capt Kremmen

You're probably right which begs the question;:...

You're probably right which begs the question;: is this country so really deficient in those able politicians whose comments do not from time to time give at least some of our likely opponents an...
24th Jul 2019, 17:18
Replies: 40
Views: 15,914
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Not up to it I'm afraid - she appears to lack...

Not up to it I'm afraid - she appears to lack backbone. Neither was she up to it when in charge of the Foreign Aid budget. She had a piece published in to-days D. Tel. which markedly lacked a...
28th Jun 2019, 10:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By Capt Kremmen

Ex82watcher I didn't know David Tweed. My...

Ex82watcher

I didn't know David Tweed. My CO - I imagine just prior to him - was Lt. Col. Gray known as 'Dolly Gray'. Sharl-Rogers was the adjutant. By the time Suez erupted I was on Reserve...
27th Jun 2019, 10:38
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By Capt Kremmen

I served in No. 40 Commando during the late 50s...

I served in No. 40 Commando during the late 50s to early 60's and completed commando training in the style of Achnacarry. Our playground had changed to Dartmoor with live firing at the Willsworthy...
13th Jun 2019, 18:32
Replies: 61
Views: 20,267
Posted By Capt Kremmen

As no one else has mentioned it, am I the only...

As no one else has mentioned it, am I the only one having trouble understanding Guy's somewhat strangulated vocal delivery ? Excellent presentation - with subtitles !
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