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Liverpool final homecoming ceremony for Type 42 destroyer that carries city’s name

Friday, February 24th 2012 - 19:31 UTC
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The City of Liverpool is preparing to give one of its proudest symbols a final homecoming it will never forget is sailing into the city for her last ever official visit, before the vessel is decommissioned following thirty years of outstanding service. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    Welcome home, HMS Liverpool. Over many years you, and your crews, have given your best to Britain. We know that. We all respect that, and you. God bless each and every one of you. God save our Queen!

    Feb 24th, 2012 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Welcome home chaps, hope you enjoy the time with your families.

    Feb 24th, 2012 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Another HMS heading to the Turkey shores.

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @3 Plenty of HMS type 45's to replace the decomissioned HMS ships. Would you like us to send another type 45 your way? ;-)))

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    4 Please and hurry up :-))

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @5 would you like a vanguard or a trafalger sub to come with it? ;-))

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 03:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    6 Sure, after all British taxpayers pay the huge bill for the school trip not us.

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    We can afford it and it's harder to hit something in the south Atlantic :)

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    UK National Debt Surpassed £1 Trillion not too long ago, you are not paying the school trip, future generations will.

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Yes but we still have low interest rate low inflation and an economy.
    Mad yet?

    Feb 25th, 2012 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishguyfromLondon

    Congratulations on many years of proud service HMS Liverpool! Oh, and to all of you Argentines, the withdrawal of the Liverpool is not a cause for celebration. We are not weaker now. This actually makes us stronger, as it is being replaced by a far more powerful Type 45 Destroyer. If you are ever foolish enough to attack the Falklands with your meagre military then you will become much better acquainted with these fearsome warships!

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    11 BritishguyfromLondon

    Well said that man!!

    Please remember that the Pentagon considered the retaking of the Falklands impossible back in 1982.....that's the one thing the British will ALWAYS have over the RG's a belief that the impossible is possible.

    I hope that the T45's will deter any rash thoughts of expansion by the rg's.

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 It's OK Margo. You only have a few years (?) left. You are a gnat-like annoyance. In a few years you won't exist. And a proper nation will take over your devastated territory. Not necessarily a bad place to start the 3rd British Empire. Argies have no idea. NO British forces have demonstrated full war-fighting capability in 67 years. No south american country or combination of countries stand a chance!

    Feb 27th, 2012 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    From the BBC new website:-

    The Falklands War was 30 years ago. “But in military terms it is 100 years ago,” says Clarke. British forces have advanced about 60 years in sophistication, but Argentine forces have barely improved, still using military hardware from the 1970s and 80s. Southby-Tailyour says they no longer have the landing craft to make an amphibious landing possible. However their special forces are highly respected.

    Most military thinkers agree they offer the only credible threat through a surprise attack on Mt Pleasant. One scenario might be a civilian airliner packed with special forces to divert to Mt Pleasant, says Colonel Southby-Tailyour. “It would take a very brave politician to shoot down a civilian airliner in cold blood. The Argentine forces are good. They could jump out and shoot everything up.”

    Feb 28th, 2012 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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