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HMS Argyll completes intense period of counter-narcotics operations in eastern Pacific

Friday, August 30th 2013 - 08:08 UTC
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The Royal Navy HMS Argyll on the last weeks of its South Atlantic deployment and on route back to Davenport completed an intense period of counter-narcotics operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    Well done, as ever, to Argyll, her officers and crew. Did you consider popping into argieland to show them a proper warship the right way up?

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Did you consider popping into Syria?
    Not allowed :-)))

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    @2
    Pratt !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ 3 agent999
    Do you not think that rating is a just a little high?

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Marcos, have the Rg navy been doing their bit in the drugs war?

    Oh no! They all sank...

    Dumbkopf!

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    @2 fortunately the Royal Navy does have more than one seaworthy vessel. Since Cougar 13 with 10 vessels and a commando group are heading through the med and due to exercise with Albanian armed forces , I'm sure they can easily divert if necessary. Argyll goes home for a nice rest.

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    @2 in the UK, 'not allowed' indeed, they don't have to worry there about the Armed Forces doing what they like. Unlike, say, Argentina, where the Armed Forces have a long, inglorious history of getting off the leash and causing death and mayhem.

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Once again,
    Another royal navy ship does a proud job,
    and with their allies keeping the world safe.

    As for CFK and her great navy, enough said we thinks .lol
    .

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jwolf

    @8 Good point. What has Argentina's armed forces done for the International good? Besides sink? HA!

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ 9 jwolf
    Do you not realise that the sinking you refer to was technically a 'capsize'?
    It was likely also for the ”international good', in that it can longer interfere with International shipping (like trading with the Falklands), which is against all sorts of conventions.

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @2
    Pending the UN fact finding mission results. No-one in the UK wants to be involved in another Middle East debacle, but the use of chemical weapons cannot go unpunished. When the bombs start being dropped, we will be involved.

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    Perhaps Argentina is closer to Syria politically than they are letting on. Iran, Syria's supporter, gets away with the bombing of a BA Jewish centre; the Syrian Ba'athists and the Peronists have a certain symmetry of world view.

    I propose that the House of Commons compromise with Mr Cameron by authorising the establishment, by cruise missile, of the 'Casa Quemada'.

    Aug 30th, 2013 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “The Royal Navy HMS Argyll on the last weeks of its South Atlantic deployment and on route back to Davenport ...”

    Ahh; dear Davenport! ... War-weary desert rat; Lord Greystoke; the fighter-off of intelligent ants; truely a - still alive - English man for all seasons.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    In other news “RAF fighter jets are scrambled” to Cyprus. Leaving aside the fact that Typhoons are multirole combat aircraft and that “scrambled” is not the same as “deployed”, it's handy to note that these aircraft are now in useful range of Gibraltar. Will the next intruding Guardia Civil boat see a Typhoon coming in for a low-level missile attack?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Cyprus is much closer to Syria. Anticipate that they might take part in 'humanitarian exercises'.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    @14 Cyprus is more than twice as far from Gibraltar as the UK is.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *14 are you getting another hard on?? thinking about all those war toys and the damage they can do to human life...ummmm

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    I think that this story might be overblown.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408881/British-warship-HMS-Brilliant-torpedoed-WHALES-Falklands-War.html

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    @18 it's hardly news, pretty sure when I read Admiral Woodward's book he talked about it and that was published over 20 years ago

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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