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Upgraded HMS Illustrious is converted to helicopter and commando carrier

Friday, June 24th 2011 - 19:02 UTC
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The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has begun sea trials following a £40m maintenance and upgrade program. 'Lusty' left Rosyth after 16 months during which she was converted into a helicopter and commando carrier, and should return to the fleet at the end of July. Read full article

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  • Fido Dido

    who cares, this has nothing to do with the mercosul/mercosur area.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Agree. Sometimes they try too hard to stir up trouble on this website.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And it has nothing to do with you little boy.
    its british, and you are a daffadil or tulip or dutch
    or what ever you call yourself,
    back to your kennel.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    briton, you're an idiot. The true little boy with bad teeth and no brain is you. Just read your comment over and over and you agree with me.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    if you say so doggy
    you stay in holland and play with your bones,
    and leave the falklands to us,
    woofy

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    I don't say so, I typed that you're an idiot. I'm glad you accept what you are, an idiot. I'm not in Holland, again, because you can't read, I'll repeat it for you again, I'm a Dutch who lives in the States. Keep barking..you're good at it.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You are no Dutchman
    You are no American
    you are no British,

    You are an argie blogger,
    You change your destination to often,
    Immaculate
    Delightful
    Ingenious
    O helpful
    Tremendous
    [idiot] nice if used correctly
    Better that fido
    Fiendish
    Inadequate
    Deceitful
    Obstinate
    Bad if misused.
    Cool it man cool it haha

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    I'm not in Holland

    Dont you mean The Netherlands, Fido the pretend Dutchman

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Holland is the Netherlands, idioot. I don't need to pretend I'm dutch. I'm Dutch sticky idiot.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    With all the talk on these threads about Britain's ability to defend or re-take the Falkland Islands, I think that this story is relevant to the south Atlantic.

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “You change your destination to often,”

    I changed destination once, from Holland to the US. Once is not often, Gosh you're a dumber with the second. Stop eating british meat, because you show clearly how you suffer from having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE and it's made in Britain).

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @10 Yes, it is relevant in that respect. I also agree with '2'. More trouble. More hits. More advertising revenue.

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Elaine - How cynical :-)

    Fido (here boy!), how come you are so bitter, when you apparently come from one of the world's happiest countries?? At least according to the OECD.

    But then -
    ” ... Many economic historians regard the Netherlands as the first thoroughly capitalist country in the world. In early modern Europe it featured the wealthiest trading city (Amsterdam) and the first full-time stock exchange. The inventiveness of the traders led to insurance and retirement funds as well as phenomena such as the boom-bust cycle, the world's first asset-inflation bubble, the tulip mania of 1636–1637, and, according to Murray Sayle, the world's first bear raider, Isaac le Maire, who forced prices down by dumping stock and then buying it back at a discount. The republic went into a state of general decline in the later 18th century, with economic competition from England ....”

    Maybe that's it?

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Ha redgirl..I only appear in your head grumpy when you can't stand when when I type that the UK is a dump :D

    check the OECD (that so called fancy club) and Holland does it far better in economics compare to the teethless brits :D.

    18 century? Really girlyboy, we live now in the 21st century...and England is way under Holland when it comes to competition and economic supremacy. Something you can't stand...:D. Poor you, had come with something from the past, old glory. Drink some tea girl and face reality..today, UK is scrambling...:D

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 04:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Holland? Holland who ??

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Holland is the Netherlands, idioot. I don't need to pretend I'm dutch. I'm Dutch sticky idiot.

    Whats it to be tooth fairy

    Holland or The Netherlands? : a confusing issue explained

    http://www.archimon.nl/general/holland.html

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @1 Er... read the bar at the top.... >Regions> International....

    I am convinced that Fido dined on a British knuckle sandwich at a young age and now envies any one with teeth....

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Of course, they used to be the Spanish Netherlands ... which may explain a lot :-)

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (10) Redhoyt

    You say:
    ”With all the talk on these threads about Britain's ability to defend or re-take the Falkland Islands, I think that this story is relevant to the south Atlantic.”

    I say:
    Suuuure…. As relevant as this one:
    http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2011/06/19/mod-unveils-falklands-%E2%80%98retirement-villas%E2%80%99/

    Chuckle chuckle………………

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    That story is just bizarre...

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    HMS Crap Illustrious, another award-winning and critically-acclaimed British cartoon heading to a theater near you...in Turkey.

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    There we go again, a poor delinquent without a ship,
    Condemns others,
    All because we won’t let you play with our big ships.

    Go and get your own rowing boats if that is all you can afford,
    Little boy lol

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Fido-troll, troll,troll

    Jun 25th, 2011 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Frank, brits have ugly or no teeth, get over it.

    Isolde, your mother is a troll from whom you inherited your stupidity.

    Jun 26th, 2011 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Dutch, American or Argentinian? Who knows and who cares?
    No nation has a monopoly on excitable facist morons just as no nation has a monopoly on ugliness or bad teeth. One thing about bad teeth though - at least they are most definitely your own. I mean you wouldn't pay for them would you?

    Jun 26th, 2011 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    You'd think Fido would have came up with a new insult by now.

    Jun 26th, 2011 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    Fido is, without a doubt, a liar.

    'Holland is a name in common usage given to a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by many Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands.'

    As any Dutch person would know!

    Jun 26th, 2011 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Well despite all the bad feelings [lolol]
    At least we have HMS. Illustrious

    And what a Illustrious ship she is, about the most sophisticated ship afloat,
    To be the best, one must have the best, [just not to ,many??]

    Jun 26th, 2011 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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