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HMS Richmond welcomes on board CBF Air Commodore La Forte

Wednesday, November 13th 2013 - 19:49 UTC
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Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Air Commodore Russell La Forte CBE, based in the Falkland Islands, MPA, was welcomed aboard HMS Richmond by Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre, and the ship’s company. Read full article


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  • Pete Bog

    As a type 23 still formidable, but as she is not a type 45 ,is HMS Richmond demilitarising or militarising the South Atlantic?

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    Any ones guess when it comes to the Argies

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Anti piracy patrols? lol

    “”The Royal Navy has been emaciated. It is no longer a fleet. It is a flotilla”

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #3 Realised you have no claim to Falklands and just resorted to quoting a few pointless articles I see, truly pathetic Marcos. Just explain to us why Argentina should get the Falklands against the wishes of the islanders.

    Despite the Royal Navy's reduced size it is still the second or third most powerful navy in the world.

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @1 Pete, I think the only sensible way to count militarising or demilitarising in the context of Navy ships is by the actual number of them.

    Otherwise the replacement of a type 23 on the Atlantic Patrol Task (South) by a type 45 would mean that we'd be simultaneously militarising the South Atlantic in terms of air defence capability and demilitarising it in terms of ASW/ASuW capability at the same time.

    And that would just be confusing.

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    But still more than big enough to protect the Falklands from Argentina, although a rigid raider with a few marines in it could probably do that.

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Benson

    I had a lovely mental image of the rigid landing in BsAs and the whole city running away. Mmmm, in order to ensure the perimeter I think a regiment of Ghurkhas should be landed about 20 minutes behind the Marines.

    Given a free hand the Ghurkhas could probably pacify the complete country in under a week. Imagine the hysteria the sight of a Ghurkha waving his razor sharp khukri would have on the argie army. They were crapping themselves in 1982 when they thought the Ghurkhas were coming just as the surrender was announced.

    Ha, ha, ha. I shouldn’t really laugh at the “mentally challenged” in this manner, BUT IT’S SO FUNNY!

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    What's your problem Marcos. WE are continually being told by ARGIE TROLLS that the UK is militarising the S.Atlantic.
    If we no longer have an effective fleet, by your estimation, then you should be delighted. This is exactly what you wish for.
    So, there is no need to post any more crap. The Falklands are there for the taking. Why don't you try ?

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A Fair point…
    3 Marcos Alejandro says
    The Royal Navy has been emaciated. It is no longer a fleet. It is a flotilla”,
    80 odd ships makes it a rather big flotilla,

    For a country 10 time our size,
    Who have a local patrol force,
    We aint doing to bad…lol


    Nov 14th, 2013 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    God , these stories are dull... What next .“ Someone in the Falklands painted their house today , then the paint dried ” ?

    Nov 16th, 2013 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    it was quick drying paint

    Nov 16th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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