Tuesday, October 30th 2012 - 14:15 UTC

HMS Dauntless in Portsmouth after South Atlantic deployment; HMS Edinburgh on her way

After a six-month deployment to the South Atlantic, including a patrol and exercises in the Falkland Islands, the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dauntless has returned to her home port in Portsmouth, southern England.

The Type 45 destroyer during exercises in the Falklands (Photo RN)

Likewise the RN reported that HMS Edinburgh after calling at Cabo Verde Islands is on its way to her six month deployment in the South Atlantic, which will also include calls at the Falklands and South Georgia Islands.

HMS Dauntless was on South Atlantic patrol on the year of the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands’ war. During her stay in the Falklands the state of the art destroyer interacted with RAF and Army assets in joint exercises.

The Type-45 destroyer maintained a continuous presence “protecting British interests in the region, carrying out maritime security operations off West Africa and the wider South Atlantic”, according to Royal Navy authorities.

In her 38,280 kilometre trip, HMS Dauntless visited 18 countries including African Eastern coast’s nations like Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leona, Senegal, Angola and South Africa. Likewise, it sailed the Caribbean Sea and touched base in the US East Coast.

Her presence also triggered strong reaction from the Argentine government which made claims that HMS Dauntless visit, the most powerful and modern of the RN surface vessels was a provocation particularly on the 30th anniversary of the Falklands’ conflict. The Foreign Office said that her deployment was routine, as has been the South Atlantic patrolling.

The conflict was triggered in April 1982 when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands and occupied them for 74 days until surrendering to a British Task Force.

Meanwhile HMS Edinburgh call at the archipelago off the west coast of Africa was the latest port of call for the ‘Fortress of the Sea’ as she edges her way towards the South Atlantic on her final deployment.

The warship hosted police and coast guards when she stopped in the port of Mindelo on the island of Sao Vicente, in particular the crew of the new cutter Guardiâo, who were briefed on various aspects of life on a RN vessel, from navigation and engineering to boarding techniques.

After walking through the 5.000-tons destroyer, they were called on to board Edinburgh for real as she sailed from Mindelo, demonstrating what they’d learned about the ship, assisted by her boarding officer Lt Graeme Hazelwood.

“Cape Verde’s position gives it a vital role in the control of narcotics into Africa and Europe,” Edinburgh’s Commanding Officer Cdr Nick Borbone explained. “The Royal Navy’s presence in the islands helps to reinforce the importance of the work carried out by the Cape Verde Coast Guard and the Judicial Police.”

After much of the austral summer around the South Atlantic the Portsmouth-based warship will head to the warmer waters of the Caribbean and USA in the latter stages of the deployment. She’s due back in the Solent in March and will formally decommission in the summer.

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1 Britworker (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 02:38 pm Report abuse
All those ports more than happy to welcome the Royal Navy, Argies pathetic embargo clearly has no impact whatsoever.
2 Conqueror (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 02:40 pm Report abuse
Anybody notice some very important features of this article? It seems that HMS Dauntless sailed to Ghana. And sailed away again! And also sailed to South Africa. And sailed away again! Bet argies wish they had ships like that.
3 Idlehands (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 02:40 pm Report abuse
Sailed into Ghana, sailed out of Ghana. That's how to run a navy.
4 falklandlad (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:20 pm Report abuse
A strikingly wonderful, leading edge, British naval asset. An immensely proud moment when she finally arrived in the Falkland Islands, despite months of inflamatory nonsense from the across the water. And for those who were afforded an opportunity to visit the ship see it through the eyes of the embarked sailors and sailoresses there is no question that Dauntless is strikingly modern and versatile as her first 38,280 kilometre trip has clearly demonstrated.
5 coldo (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:24 pm Report abuse
HMS Edinburgh is “only” a type 42 destroyer compaired to the power of the Type 45 HMS Dauntless. I wonder if this will be enough to quiet down the Argies for a while as we no longer have a Ship of “Mass distruction” in the SA having replaced it with another very capible ship instead? Not likley...

Cant wait to see the latest complaint to the UN over the UK's continued Militarisation of the SA. I am sure they will try and position this complaint as a clear show of disrespect disrespect to SA counties by not sending in the latest most advance ship in the fleet! lol...
6 Condorito (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:29 pm Report abuse
You could send a dingy with a peashooter and they would say you are militarising the South Atlantic.
7 nigelpwsmith (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:35 pm Report abuse
You have to wonder if Dauntless was tempted to sink the Argentine flag ship whilst in port?!

Mind you, the British sailors will have had plenty of chance to laugh at the Argentine ones. Ghana had no problem with a Royal Navy warship. Britain pays her bills.
8 Rufus (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:47 pm Report abuse
Just out of idle curiosity, how has ARA Espora managed to break down in Simonstown without “militarising the South Atlantic”?
9 coldo (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
@8 They were militarising it right up to the point it broke down at which point it became classed as a large piece of flotsam and jetsam
10 Idlehands (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 03:56 pm Report abuse
I wonder if any wags managed to get a photo of Dauntless & Libertad in the same shot?
11 Conqueror (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 06:15 pm Report abuse
@4 You're missing a point. 38,280 kilometres and she didn't “break down” once! 18 countries and she didn't “break down” once! And now she's back in Portsmouth. Did I mention that she didn't “break down” once? Really interested in a naval battle between the Royal Navy and argies. Do argies hoist all white battle ensigns in case they “break down”?
@6 Sorry? Didn't the argies send a “warship” to Ghana? Isn't that “militarising the South Atlantic”? And they've got another “warship” in South Africa? Is this a classic “pincer movement” with two widely separated naval invasions?
12 briton (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
notice how argies are very quiet tonight..
13 ChrisR (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 08:01 pm Report abuse
@12 briton

Bit difficult for the trolls when all they have is a nuclear powered rowing boat (they say) and they can't remember where it is.

14 briton (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 08:06 pm Report abuse
Very true,

They know not what they have, or what they have lost,

Can’t trust em with nuclear subs,
They will probably either lose it, sink it, crash it, or have it impounded for debts due .lol.
15 toooldtodieyoung (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 08:22 pm Report abuse
12 briton

.........and Guzz hasn't come out with anything to embarrass himself with either...........strange....

11 Conqueror

I would call that a VERY successful 1st deployment wouldn't you? Ship wise / crew wise everything went like clock work and the deployment was a success Militarily and diplomatically.

Of course we all know what happened last time an Argentine vessel paid a courtesy visit to a port don't we?
16 slattzzz (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 08:56 pm Report abuse
@15 he's on another thread talking pish ref argenweeners sail powered frigate, notice pirat hunter is not spouting about 100% rgenweener nuclear defence programme
17 briton (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 09:03 pm Report abuse
he is very upsetwith us,

i dont know why,
18 briton shut up (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 09:16 pm Report abuse
@ 12
shut up, stupid child!
19 briton the arse (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 09:52 pm Report abuse
go to sleep!
20 slattzzz (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm Report abuse
haha love it
21 Britworker (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
I expect the T45's will be getting rotated down there, I doubt Dauntless will be the last.
22 slattzzz (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 10:53 pm Report abuse
fook sake what would they say if we sent down HMS ocean or Illustrious to do thier share, it would be the end of the world as they know it, I know they won't but it would be funny as fook watching the turkey necks reactions, can you imagine it, especially if they sent a 45 as air defence for the carrier
23 Conor J (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 11:23 pm Report abuse
Great news I'm glad her maiden voyage went so well. Now that she's back in port they are going to fit her with the new PHALANX 1B variant for extra firepower. But more importantly did anyone else notice the difference between the maiden voyage of Dauntless and the regular deployment of the Libertard? Dauntless sails around 40.000km visits dozens of countries in the regions of the Caribbean, North Atlantic, South Atlantic etc and conducts multiple tests to see wether her brand new systems are up to scratch and she returns home without so much as one speck of negative news. Compare this to the Libertard which sails less then 1 tenth of the distance of big D, to ONE port and ends up impounded and causes a massive diplomatic and political crisis combined with a wide range of jokes made on here by my fellow Brits.

It makes one wonder.......................how much of a threat is Argentina really to the Falklands?
I'll let you lot decide that.
24 slattzzz (#) Oct 30th, 2012 - 11:52 pm Report abuse
@23 at the moment very little .......except of course global warming from hot air from the west of the islands
25 briton (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 12:49 am Report abuse
And all the response we get from the fools,
Is a wagering tongue.
26 José Malvinero (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:46 am Report abuse

27 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:27 am Report abuse
Ahhhh Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Death to Argentina


You have no defence budget, no proper training and no stomach to fight. Please don't bother to try and challenge the equipment and expertise of our armed forces as you are outweighed at every level. There is not one field of combat in which you argies have an advantage.
28 José Malvinero (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:38 am Report abuse
I just “click” in the opening seconds of the first video, but I saw a poor old whore in minute 0:04 and I was so scared that I ran away. Now that's a gun to scare!. What horribleeee!
29 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:42 am Report abuse
Yeah an old Whore who commands a nation whose military might conquered a third of the world and maintained the largest empire in history. Do you really think that your pathetic armed forces are a match for ours? You were crushed in 1982 and it can happen again. Why don't you read through some of those links to better understand.
30 toooldtodieyoung (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 07:25 am Report abuse
27 Conor J

Very Impressive.

Well I watched the first one all the way through. I hope TMBOA / Ol' Turkey Neck / KFC / The harpy watches it too, before she does something silly...............
31 Xect (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 07:48 am Report abuse
The Dauntless and Type 45 series are truly something for the British to be proud of. Engineering at such a level no other destroyer in the world is a match for the Type 45's ability at the moment.

The Astute class is also another example of how good British engineering can be.

And you certainly wouldn't want to get into a fight with either a Type 45 or Astute class sub, both are ferociously powerful.
32 Santa Fe (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 07:52 am Report abuse
28 - That is the normal Argentine response''run awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay'

glad the British Infantry weapon scared you jajajajajajajajajajaja

oh you forgot your white flag, although the last time the RGs flew it they shot a British Soldier whilst pretending to surrender, what a nation of true heros jajajajajajaja
33 Musky (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 08:22 am Report abuse
@27 @CJ
Give Argentina some credit, they are pretty good at laying mines (and forgetting where they've laid them)!
34 inthegutter (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 09:56 am Report abuse
OT, but on the issue of mines has there ever been a will to sue Argentina for compensation or to at least clear them?
35 Pete Bog (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 10:05 am Report abuse

You are a comedian-that wouldn't scare the FIDF who could p1ss all over your troops.

It might paralise the British troops with laughter though.....
36 ChrisR (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 10:22 am Report abuse
26 José Malvinero

I agree with the title of this hotchpotch of a 'film': in reality a few stills, a number of which were repeated; it said 'Argentine 2012 FEAR BRITISH’.

First time I have seen the truth on these things! The AG 'fighting forces really do need to FEAR THE BRITISH.

But thanks for 10 minutes of sheer hilarity. Just a few questions you might like to answer and give us all another chance of a laugh;
1) did the guys in brown / green face paint get that from TMBOA arse?
2) did the guys carrying the snow block ever build the snowman?
3) what were the prats in the sea in a circle for, were they looking for sharks?
4) is that the best sniper team you have, the ones with AR16 fitted with hunting scopes?
5) why not a shot of the troop carrier so we could see for ourselves it was on the high seas instead of in port?
6) has the poor sod in battle fatigues got his snow suit yet otherwise he will be the first to be shot?
7) did the guys belaying from the chopper ever get a rope long enough to get off it?
8) did the parachute open on the guy jumping from the plane, we never saw it do it? Ah well, scratch (or pick the mush up) from one airborne.
9) why are the ‘commandos’ holding their toothpicks up, was it lunchtime? Oh, sorry, it was probably what passes as a CQB knife in AG!
10) I could carry on for another 100 or so questions but I think you have the gist of it.

Don’t even think this bunch of pussies will ever be up to the fighting standards of the British Armed Forces because if they ever do another cowardly attack on the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas) they will shit themselves after the first 10 minutes.

BTW the two soldiers wearing Malvinas patches must have been three years old at the time, or are they the ones that damaged the little dolly outside the AG cemetery on the Falklands? They look like the type to do something like that.

Ha, ha, ha. Get some balls!
37 Conqueror (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
@31 Can I just make a couple of points. I may have just misread the way that you phrased things. HMS Dauntless is just one ship. She is part of a CLASS of vessels, that are known as both the “Daring” class, because HMS Daring is the lead vessel, and also the Type 45 class.
@36 I have to say that Jose's little set of pics was funny. Is this how argies plan to frighten British forces? I noticed some interesting things. Those combat helmets. Are they not American? Presumably worn in the hope that someone will mistake them for Americans and not shoot them. Then there were all the pics with them in berets. All pulled down to the left side of the head. Do they not realise that that's the signal for “I'm queer!” I was impressed by the number of pics showing them training for sprints. As I recall, their sprinting ability was in no doubt when they thought the Gurkhas were advancing on them. I believe the Gurkhas were very disappointed that they didn't even have time to open fire. But I felt that the soundtrack was especially good. The refrain seemed to go “Die, bugger, bugger, die.” How do we interpret that? Argie “soldier” leaps to his feet and yells “Die” as advice to his fellows. “bugger” as his rifle jams. “bugger” as it drops from his shaking hands. “die” a statement of what's about to happen to him. No-one, especially argies, should forget that, over 13/14 June 1982, 11,313 argie troops surrendered to approximately 1,000 British troops. 3 PARA. It's true that 3 PARA had backup. 2 PARA for a start. And 3 Commando, 45 Commando, 42 Commando, 2nd Scots and 1/7 Gurkhas. But still well out-numbered. And how far had the British marched/tabbed/yomped before joining battle. 50 miles? 60? That last caption was hilarious. “Soon again. Fear kelpers and English pirates.” And so they should fear the Islanders and the “English”. Another attempt and the “Argentine Sea” could turn red. Blood red!
38 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:13 pm Report abuse
29 Conor J ( # )-Next time,come alone without OTAN ,cowards!!!
39 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:24 pm Report abuse
What is OTAN?
40 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:29 pm Report abuse
41 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:33 pm Report abuse
But NATO was not involved in the Falklands war muppet, the UK came alone. They offered their political support and a few pieces of technical support but Argieland was defeated single handled by the UK. You call us cowards? Coming from the nation that sent unprepared conscripts to their deaths and butchered 30,000 of your own citizens.
42 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:41 pm Report abuse
bla bla bla,what about yankee and chilean help!??bla bla bla!!
we win 1806-1807-1845 you only 1982 whith much help! so shut up !! bye boy!!
43 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:46 pm Report abuse
You lost the argument my friend.
NO one cares about 1806/07 or 1845.
1982 is all that matters we had no assistance from anyone aside from some extra material from France and the US which we had to buy in the end. You argies had equipment support form Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay the Soviet UNion and Israel. You had foreign mercenaries working for you and you had all the geographical advantages and yet you were beaten by us British without any assistance. We had no foreign military support or foreign troops in our ranks as we didn't need it. We kicked your asses then and we can do it again. Bye Bye Boy! You argies are pathetic.
44 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
No man, pathetic are you, usurping our land and others!!.Some day we will win.Patience
45 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:55 pm Report abuse
No you are pathetic you have never owned the Falklands and you never will you tried to take them illegally in 1833 and we stooped you and then you tried again in 1982 and we crushed you. We have won and you have lost. Patience? it has been 181 years since you tried to set up an illegal penal colony on our islands and they are still British. We are waiting. While you Argies cry your pathetic weak eyes out. Ja ja ja ja ja.
46 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 02:58 pm Report abuse
We are UP in the score!! hahaha.Islands will return to Argentina!! Patience my friend!! :)
47 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:03 pm Report abuse
In what way are you up?
No country is listening to you.
Your Armed forces are in pieces and are weak.
You have tried every method to take the islands and you have failed.
It has been 181 years since you tried to take the islands illegally and they are still British.
Rule Britannia.
Falklands forever British.
Argentina is pathetic and you will always be the losers.
48 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:11 pm Report abuse
Wow I love your self-esteem.!!You could not ever take Buenos Aires, so took malvinas,NOT FOR MUCH TIME!! I NEVER TALK ABOUT WAR, THAT IS THE PAST!!!!!!!!Diplomatically WE have advantage!!
49 briton the arse (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:13 pm Report abuse
@ 47 Conor J
Your comments comes from my big arse,,,,,,nothing more!
50 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:27 pm Report abuse
You have no advantage diplomatically. You have pissed off most of the world as you cancel agreements, spit in other countries faces and you refuse to pay your debts. The libertard is an example of that. You will never get the islands you are weak. We have the advantage not you. Nothing is going to change for our citizens in the Falklands.

No one cares what you think Sussie.
51 briton the arse (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:33 pm Report abuse
@50 Conor J
the islands are in my big arse,,,,,no one wants the Malditas islands,,,,,
189 years for nothing,,,,,,no development,,,,,,no first class hotels,,,
isolated poor islands! ,,,,,,,,,,the flokloosers don't know any better,,,,,
52 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 03:42 pm Report abuse
The Falkland islanders are the richest people per head of capita in South America.
They have a life expectancy of around 80+, most Argies will barely make 74.
Their Human Development Index is about 20 places higher then Argentinas.
They have better qualities of life then Argentina in every way.
There are only 3000 people on the islands what in gods name are they going to do with a first class hotel?! How stupid are you? There are not enough people or tourists for that matter to make a casino viable.

All in all the Islanders will outlive you, they will out earn you and they will enjoy and maintain life to the fullest. Were as most Argies will die chasing a dream of getting the islands that they have had drilled into their brains since childhood.
53 Troy Tempest (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:03 pm Report abuse
@52 ConorJ

Sussie thinks you and I are the same person as Isolde, :-)

Vacuous troll - best ignored.
54 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:07 pm Report abuse
True I think that is the last time I will actually bother to argue with her.
55 ChrisR (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:09 pm Report abuse
28 José Malvinero

I have just read your post and checked the video.

How DARE you call Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a whore you detestable little cunt?

If only you had a person like our beloved Queen in charge instead of TMBOA your country would be in a far better position than now.

For a start off you would know right from wrong and be able to hold your head up in civilised company instead of pretending to be a Chilean or even a Cuban, anything but an argie.
56 Bonita (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:20 pm Report abuse
@55 ChrisR
How DARE the Penguin News call the argentine leader a “bitch”?
is about time for the islanders to start doing business with Chile....
Argentina is anti-british!
Afuera de mi pais ingleses odiosos!
57 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:28 pm Report abuse
FI never develop if not already agree with Argentina.. !!and everybody remember I have nothing against Brit people, I just do not like his foreign policy !!!!!!!!!!!!
58 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 04:52 pm Report abuse
Not permitting UK ships is the reason why they called turkey neck a bitch?
No I think you will find that invading the islands in 1982, killing 255 Brits including 3 islanders, holding their children at gun point, leaving 20,000 mines on the islands for us to clear up and then continuing to bully the islands in every area while at the same time attempting to blockade them and economically cripple them, is the reason why they called her a Bitch.

Never develop without Argentina? Read my comment 52 to understand that they are far more developed then you and once that oil revenue floods in they will become some of the richest people in the world.
59 gustbury (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 05:07 pm Report abuse
58@-Developed?ARE YOU JOKING? what medicines are you ingesting?.
Rich---maybe is right but developed!???? hahahahhhh lol
60 Clyde15 (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 05:24 pm Report abuse
Sussie thinks I am Isolde !
61 Bonita (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 05:40 pm Report abuse
@58 Conor J
The present argentine leader did not invade the islands in 1982, so is unfair to call her a “bitch”.
Diana Spencer, Fergie Ferguson and the Duchess of Cornwall are the real ones that deserve such word: “bitch”...,,,,,nice sluts from the UK? ah?...

The islanders have the islands and still don't know what to do ....for years the
folks(retards) used the argentine ports but have failed to develop the islands...
Now the folks(retards) believes to blame the argentine leaders because of their inability to develop such malditas lands!
Keep the islands in your arse, I know your arse is the right place!
62 THEMan (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 05:42 pm Report abuse
Another reference to Edinburgh, the greatest city in the world II know they're talking about a destroyer, but still). Ahhh, how I love this
63 Troy Tempest (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 05:54 pm Report abuse
@61 Bonita

“The present argentine leader did not invade the islands in 1982, so is unfair to call her a “bitch”.

No, but she has continued the policy of hate and demanding sovereignty of Falklands through her blockades, economics embargos, petitioning the UN, and a Defense Minister who stated they would take the islands for Argentina if the British military were not there.

Sounds ”bitchy“ to me.

But why am I repeating these things ”Bonita” incarnation of arse-obsessed Sussie??

You add nothing here - Think and Guzz want you to Shut-up, as well.
You are an embarrassment to La Campora, if that is possible.

Keep it up.

Our ship is returning with brand-new, state of the art, middles and weapons systems.

Do the sailors of your disabled corvette need a ride home ???
64 Bonita (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 06:06 pm Report abuse
@ Troy tender testicles
Let Conor J answer me!
The islanders needs to learn to become independent from argentine ports, like it or not!
Why the islanders don't have an airline company or a high class hotel?
Poverty, poverty and poverty!
65 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 06:23 pm Report abuse
How are they not developed? As I said they live longer then Argies, They have more money then Argies, better Transport services, More services per person, virtually 0 unemployment and no crime in fact not one murder in 20 years. I'am right and you are wrong, and also they have far better education services as you seem to think that there lives are defined by their existence on a windswept wasteland which simp
66 St.John (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 06:37 pm Report abuse
HMS Dauntless in Portsmouth - deary me, the UK has demilitarized the entire South Atlantic and Argentina has helped do the same, deliberately keeping their flagship in an African port :) :)

World peace!!!
67 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 06:41 pm Report abuse
@@@@Ignore 65 slight error there@@@@
How are they not developed? As I said they live longer then Argies, They have more money then Argies, better Transport services, More services per person, virtually 0 unemployment and no crime in fact not one murder in 20 years. I'am right and you are wrong, and also they have far better education services as you seem to think that there lives are defined by their existence on a windswept wasteland which simply isn't true, I guess it proves how think you Argies are.

She may have not invaded the islands but she represents the country that wishes to take them over. As for the rest of your drivel Sussie, read the first part of my comment as well as my other comment @52 to realise how poor and pathetic Argentina is. How can they have an airline? There are only 3000 people you stupid fool. How many villages in Argentina with a population of 3000 have their own airline? How stupid are you?
68 Santa Fe (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 07:27 pm Report abuse
48... You have lost this argument, retire to troll HQ for reassignment to an easier subject. Jajajaja epic fail . NATO. Jajajaja
69 briton the arse (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
@67 Conor J
Pay attention....concentrate in the islands kept in my arse....
don't worth anything!
70 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 08:06 pm Report abuse
71 briton (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 09:36 pm Report abuse
Every time you try to have a serious conversation, you get stupid insults from silly backward uneducated turds,

They have nothing more to do , but throw insults and threats,

The winners of this world, has to put up with the losers childish gutter remarks,
Luckily the smell gives em away.

72 José Malvinero (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
55 ChrisR
For starters, I'm not “Argie” but ARGENTINE proud of it.
If your little queen meant to be respected, that starts with respecting all humanity. We all know that not a merely decorative but is the head of everything and a lot has to do with our dead in the Falklands.
If you want to be respected, you start by allowing the return of “Ilois”, inhabitants of the island Diego Garcia, to his native land as ruled by the Supreme Court of Justice in Britain. But with a letter patent not what century, during the Blair government in 2000, prevented fulfill that obligation. Of course the “Ilios” are not desdendientes of “anglosaxons” therefore worthless. Previously these legitimate inhabitants (not like the kelpers) were expelled in 1973 with another letter patent your dear little Queen. Of course, the style of other former British colonies, were previously abused, terrorized, etc. You did not know?, Getting Started to find out.
Therefore, what you say, I wish we had someone like her in our country, God forbid! We do not want our greatness at the expense of slavery and exploitation of other peoples, as England has done in its history.
“Death to pirate!”
73 Pirate Love (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 11:31 pm Report abuse
what a beauty and not once seized in any dock what a contrast,
this is what a real “Warship” looks like, drool on argies drool away......
74 Conor J (#) Oct 31st, 2012 - 11:50 pm Report abuse
Yawn, when you argies are desperate you bring up the Chagos islands and how the colonisers removed the population of barely a few thousand. Compare this to Argentina which is a massive country built upon lands that were taken by force from the indigenous peoples. These indigenous were either exterminated by the Spanish and later mostly by you Argies or they were subdued and swept aside from their land. You Argies are responsible for the deaths and forced removal of hundreds of thousands of natives and you complain of a few thousand moved by the UK? Those Chagos islands weren't actually from those islands, they were uninhabited. But here is the fundamental difference between our crime and yours: We have allowed many to return and have made many attempts to mend the situation while you argies still occupy those lands and the only reason you seem to get away with it is because Argentina is a country and not an overseas territory. You Argies are Hypocrites. Next time you bring up colonialism just remember that without it, you and your beloved country would not exist, you ungrateful, thieving, hypocritical arse.
75 José Malvinero (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 12:08 am Report abuse
72 José Malvinero
ERRATA Again!. Is it that ugly English language makes use Google translator: where say “Falklands” read ISLANDS MALVINAS ARGENTINAS!
76 ChrisR (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 12:08 am Report abuse
72 José Malvinero

So the Queen is the head of everything and responsible for your dead in the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas)?

You are the usual deluded argie, taking in that bullshit they fed you in school if you believe that.

The people responsible for the dead argies were the Junta, supported by the population who now want to disavow their involvement.

Your bunch of pussies surrendered to 1,000 of the best fighting soldiers in modern times: the UK Armed Forces. If TMBOA ever makes the same mistake it will be the worse for the mainland as well.

If you had a set of balls you would not be spouting this gibberish, it’s futile, febrile and very, very boring.

“Death to Argie Malvanistas” :o)

77 briton (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 12:10 am Report abuse
Is it that ugly English language

if its that bad,
why are you using it.
78 Benson (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 12:10 pm Report abuse
“The islanders needs to learn to become independent from argentine ports, like it or not!”
Falkland flagged ships aren't allowed in Argentine ports, keep with the times.
It doesn't bother us.
“We do not want our greatness at the expense of slavery and exploitation of other peoples, as England has done in its history.”
What, like the natives of Patagonia?
79 Conor J (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 12:50 pm Report abuse
Here, Here sir.
80 Simon68 (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 01:57 pm Report abuse
67 Conor J (#)
Oct 31st, 2012 - 06:41 pm


You are right, no village/town in Argentina with 3.000 population has an airline, but in fact the Falkland Islands does support an incipient airline, it is called FIGAS (Falkland Island Government Air Service). So SussieUS is once again proving his/her/its stupidity!!!!!!
81 Anti_British (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 03:33 pm Report abuse
@80 Simon68 Zhivago
You are the stupid!!!!!!How far can you fly with such poor airline company?
How about a decent hotel for the “tourists”?
no money to build a college?
The islanders never will make it!
82 Clyde15 (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 05:17 pm Report abuse
No problem. Anywhere you wish to go in the Falklands. They have no desire to go anywhere near Argentina. They have nothing to offer
If they wish to go to the South American mainland LAN will take them to Chile - a more preferable destination than Argentina.
The RAF will take them safely to the UK in modern well maintained aircraft. They even supply a fighter escort for some miles off shore in case their nasty, bad mannered neighbours have any ideas.
A decent hotel for tourists - define decent. They seem to have no trouble with the ones they have got. However, I am sure that they have improved since a rowdy, bad mannered group of Argies trashed the place in 1982 and had to be thrown out for non payment of bills. I am sure that was not their fault but government policy continuing to this day. Libertad ?

No money to build a college. How many Argentine towns of a population of 3000 have a college ?
Anyway they have access to world class colleges in the UK -miles ahead of anything in Argentina,
No doubt when the lovely oil money rolls in, they can build one with a covering of gold.
They are well on the road to making it and there is not a damn thing you can do about except sulk in your jealous misery.
Any more stupid questions. If so I will be glad to answer them without recourse to profane language
83 reality check (#) Nov 01st, 2012 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
All that lovely new replacement equipment! Now if you would kindly stack it up in nice neat piles our forces will arrange its collection and save all that nasty business of you having to surrender it again!
Look nice don't they, a single British battalion, any British Battalion, has more combat fighting experience than their entire army!!!
84 bloody rubbish britons (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 03:25 pm Report abuse
you are a bloody rubbish briton!
85 reality check (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 05:13 pm Report abuse
Very considerate of them to adopt the same calibre small arms, can not ubderstand why they did not just ship them all directly to the British Army, save all the hassle of capturing them again, much more efficient, I think they would find.
Ah, the loser speaks again, well he is RG and they did lose and lost emphaticaly.
86 perfecta (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 05:36 pm Report abuse
@71 briton
there is Isolde words again....poor old briton!
87 Audi Consilium (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 05:37 pm
Comment removed by the editor.
88 Conor J (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 05:51 pm Report abuse
Your welcome. Sixth form? I always thought it was nursery school standard myself. Well in Sussie's case; mental asylum standard
89 reality check (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 06:53 pm Report abuse
Discussing topics with some on here is like banging your head against a brick wall, painful and futile in the extreme. So, in my case, why not have little fun while your doing it. My previous posts were childish, they were meant to be. I will be perfectly honest, I laugh at myself as much as I laugh at some of the other posts.
90 China owns the UK (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 06:59 pm Report abuse
the brits trolls are the worst...see the UK Debt Clock
91 Usurping Pirate (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 07:00 pm Report abuse
Firstly , welcome “ Bonita ” to the forum . Were your parents chucked out of an aeroplane without a parachute by messrs Astiz & Massera too or do you just have anger management issues ?
Quick history lesson for you 10 year old RG's on this forum .
Due to the their defeat BY THE BRITISH in the Falklands in 1982 , the military dictators were forced from office , heralding a new era of democracy in Agtardina.
If it weren't for the British prime minister of the time , Margaret Thatcher , and some incredibly brave and hardy British soldiers , sailors and airmen , Argentina would still be under the heel of a dictators jackboot .
So , foristas camporistas , we are truly sorry your parents were chucked out of planes by your own armed forces for being bomb throwing ,marxist terrorists , but at least we overthrew them so you could have democracy once again.
A little gratitude would not be too much to ask would it ?
Oh , and we taught you football , which you seem to like .
92 Clyde15 (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 07:54 pm Report abuse
Thank you Sussie, you have now admitted that I am not ISOLDE.

I have to correct you again -(this is getting tedious) - I am Clyde 15 and you are bloody rubbish briton, it says so on your current posting name.
Try harder next time.
93 slattzzz (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 09:32 pm Report abuse
@81 why do you think we're paying for an airport in ST Helena numbnuts, we won't need any support from SA shortly, hop from Britain to Ascencion, then to St Helena quick holiday in the sun, and just a short jump to Mount Pleasant, have you brief on the potential of the minefields the cowards left behind and never marked and then crack on. New hotels no problem even rg's can build half decent one's apparently, more workers, more money, more kids, new schools and colleges.........simples
94 Pete Bog (#) Nov 02nd, 2012 - 10:06 pm Report abuse
What agreat idea!
If the Argies fly all their aircraft to MPA and surrender, it would save them getting blasted out of the sky like clay pigeons when CFK gets desperate enough to order a raid.

Same with all their weapons.
95 slattzzz (#) Nov 03rd, 2012 - 01:28 pm Report abuse
@26 WOW I bet all our battle hardened armed forces are shitting themselves. Got any bullets for them nice new shiney guns?........................no thought not, and keep pissing off the US you're not likely to get any either
96 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 03rd, 2012 - 11:38 pm Report abuse
Hope it stays =)
97 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 04th, 2012 - 12:55 am Report abuse
@96 Bitter Kirchnerist

”Hope it stays =)“

Very cryptic, BK.

Which post are you responding to, or are you responding to the body of the article, or the conclusion, what ?

Do you mean you hope the Dauntless stays in Portsmouth because the Argies fear it ??
Or have you had an epiphany, and hope the Edinburgh stays in the Falklands to protect them from evil aggressor states wanting to invade ????

Perhaps this is just another of your short pithy ”post bombs” you like to drop on each thread, long after it has exhausted any meaningful debate ???

You are simply a CFK-horny, old fart, bitter 'hater'.
98 conqueror is a wimp (#) Nov 04th, 2012 - 06:44 pm Report abuse
you are a rubbish idiot!
99 Troy Tempest (#) Nov 04th, 2012 - 11:05 pm Report abuse

Sussie - keep it up, LOL

You make La Campora and Argentina look so intelligent !!
100 Pete Bog (#) Nov 04th, 2012 - 11:46 pm Report abuse
“How far can you fly with such poor airline company”

As far as the islanders need to go locally around, the clue's in the name Falkland. Islands. (ie for the Falkland Islands). Government. (run by the government) Air. Service. (provides a transport service around the Islands).
I bet they are glad they don't fly in those clapped out leaky corroding death traps flown by Aerolinas Argentinas.

“How about a decent hotel for the “tourists”

If tourists did not like the accomodation there they would not visit. The Falklands get more visitors than people that live on the islands.
Does Argentina with all its fancy hotels get more than 40 million tourists per year then ?

“no money to build a college?”

No need you see as the islanders get to go to college and university in the UK FOR NOTHING, so why do they need a college in the islands? They have an excellent secondary school, all paid for (a concept strange to Argentina as they borrow money which they don't pay back like the pirates they are).

“The islanders never will make it!”

Ha ha. they ARE making it-you need glasses-go to specsavers che.
101 Audi Consilium (#) Nov 05th, 2012 - 11:36 pm Report abuse
Editor - why was my comment at 87 removed? I have been reading this website for some considerable time and have seen some diabolical comments which have not been removed. I would appreciate an explanation.

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