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10th Nov 2019, 17:48
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/119313317354843...

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1193133173548433418

The third episode of the documentary is on tonight at 2000 on BBC 2, including the first SRVL landing.

Carriers are not all about jets....
3rd Nov 2019, 18:38
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The second part of Chris Terrill's documentary...

The second part of Chris Terrill's documentary about HMS Queen Elizabeth and last years WESTLANT 18 deployment is in BBC2 at 2000 GMT tonight. Last week focused a lot on the first F-35B landing and...
2nd Nov 2019, 10:58
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The primary role of the Invincible class was to...

The primary role of the Invincible class was to operate nine or so ASW Sea Kings for task group ASW in the Atlantic and GIUK gap. The Sea Harrier came later (and the anti Bear role existed because...
1st Nov 2019, 19:59
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Just a few quick points: tdracer/Wondering ...

Just a few quick points:

tdracer/Wondering

The UK intends to operate a joint RN/RAF force, this is not tied exclusively to the carriers. For conventional CV aircraft that would mean a high...
27th Oct 2019, 13:15
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Some nuggets to post: 1. Another documentary...

Some nuggets to post:

1. Another documentary by Chris Terrill coming up. I expect it will also be on BBC iPlayer.

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1187496679261556736

2. F-35B fully loaded...
22nd Oct 2019, 23:05
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The Naval Service (RN, RM, QARNNS, and their...

The Naval Service (RN, RM, QARNNS, and their Reserves) is currently going through a period of transformation and all sorts of things are being considered. This issue has also been discussed on ARRSE...
4th Oct 2019, 09:08
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

One of the roles of a carrier is providing task...

One of the roles of a carrier is providing task group ASW with multiple ASW helicopters:

https://twitter.com/RNASCuldrose/status/1179628111811530752

The pictures show the frigate working with...
19th Sep 2019, 18:27
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/117470739871349...

https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/117470739871349964
27th Aug 2019, 08:53
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

How odd! Frigate and destroyer numbers were cut...

How odd! Frigate and destroyer numbers were cut from 23 to 19 as part of SDSR 10, and without the carriers Cameron would have wanted to cut another five frigates, I think you might must be thinking...
26th Aug 2019, 23:47
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

A56 So are you saying that because of the...

A56

So are you saying that because of the carriers, the RN has no ships committed to NATO, none in home water for Fleet Ready Escort, and none in the Middle East? How was HMS Kent rapidly...
23rd Aug 2019, 21:06
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Talking of which, when is the next ASW exercise...

Talking of which, when is the next ASW exercise (such as Deep Blue (https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/operations/old-operations/deep-blue) (in 2014 - nine Merlin HM2 aboard HMS...
19th Aug 2019, 08:51
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

I agree that the build ip of the RN/RAF F-35B...

I agree that the build ip of the RN/RAF F-35B force is painfully slow! However, some of the most important carrier roles do not involve large numbers of jets, but are helicopter centric like Anti...
18th Aug 2019, 21:54
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

A56 Exactly what operational tasking you...

A56

Exactly what operational tasking you think the RN is unable to achieve because of the carriers? Use real examples....


Melchett

Agree. He strikes as a complete [censored]. Driven by...
17th Aug 2019, 14:05
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Astrias56 Is that where the "twelve vessels"...

Astrias56

Is that where the "twelve vessels" statement came from? The thing is, Border Force cannot do fishery protection - their vessels are too small, they do not have the training, and a busy....
17th Aug 2019, 09:21
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Apart from the RN and Marine Scotland/SFPA - what...

Apart from the RN and Marine Scotland/SFPA - what is the make up of these vessels? Other authorities do inspections closer to shore. I am not surprised they have been cut - look at the Cuts to Border...
16th Aug 2019, 21:32
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Why did you bring BREXIT (officially EU EXIT) and...

Why did you bring BREXIT (officially EU EXIT) and fisheries protection onto this thread?

Is a coop a legal entity? If so it can be prosecuted? I thought most fishing vessels were owned by...
12th Aug 2019, 08:20
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Sorry for taking my time to reply - you know how...

Sorry for taking my time to reply - you know how it is....

andrewn

Like pr00ne says, most of the sections of the carriers were built the carrier were built in non Scottish yards. The components...
11th Aug 2019, 23:00
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Very interesting. However, one wonders what they...

Very interesting. However, one wonders what they it is for?

If only this had been done from 2011 onwards post SDSR 10 to train deck crews. A job for someone like Hawker Hunter Aviation, but alas...
11th Aug 2019, 17:25
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

But the Cole was in port - a sitting target! The...

But the Cole was in port - a sitting target! The force protection measures were not great.

The Royal Navy and other major navies have responded to the threat, including:

More weapons on the...
8th Aug 2019, 22:02
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Captain K Who surrendered their command? The...

Captain K

Who surrendered their command? The boarding party in the two RIBs? Are you really suggesting a suicidal firefight against things such as Heavy Machine Guns was the way forward? It was...
7th Aug 2019, 23:51
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Capt Kremmen Just a question - what would...

Capt Kremmen

Just a question - what would you have done, in a RIB and armed with a SA80 and a 9mm pistol, when IRGCN boats armed with 12.7mm and 14.5mm Heavy Machine Guns surround you?

If you...
6th Aug 2019, 08:50
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Easy Street So carriers are too vulnerable...

Easy Street

So carriers are too vulnerable as there is too high an air/missile/submarine threat, but are not need to counter theses threats as other assets will? Is it me?

I think that the RN...
5th Aug 2019, 22:03
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Easy Street Take a look at this picture: ...

Easy Street

Take a look at this picture:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x428/ea09smux4aan3xu_9d1063c98e6107bbd8455866cda83bc1594286d5.jpg

Some of these ships will act a...
4th Aug 2019, 21:35
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

The Argentines planned to do a pincer attack...

The Argentines planned to do a pincer attack against the RN task force - Belgrano and escorts (and lots of Exocets) from the South, and the Argentine carrier coming from the North with up to ten A-4Q...
3rd Aug 2019, 23:20
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Posted By WE Branch Fanatic

Easy Street Perhaps Mr Cummings forgot to...

Easy Street

Perhaps Mr Cummings forgot to tell the US Navy and the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy these things? Now why is it the nation that produces DF-21 is building carriers? Why was it...
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