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Falklands' guardian HMS Clyde braves storms for routine South Georgia visit

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 21:09 UTC
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Falkland Islands guardian HMS Clyde braved spring storms to pay her first visit of the Austral summer to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The patrol ship crossed 850 miles of ocean to reach the remote island – part of its domain as the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Falklands – to work with British Antarctic Survey scientists and generally fly the flag for the UK. Read full article

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  • ilsen

    A truly heartwarming tale.

    I would have loved to have been on board.

    Nov 05th, 2014 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    What a welcome report! It just reiterates the position of the UK against the false claims of that pariah nation Argentina.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Her Majesty's Ship Clyde can and WILL go anywhere she is needed. Proving, yet again, 'Strength'. Much respect to her officers and crew.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #3
    I am flattered that you respect me !!

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The island sits in the middle of the ‘Furious Fifties’ – the latitude where the storms and swell run around the globe uninterrupted

    yep, far to dangerous for amateur argies to be seen,

    the royal Navy goes anywhere anytime any place,
    no problem..

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @4
    Well done Sir! Glad to see you out and about.
    Doing us proud!
    ;-)

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Brilliant photography.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Argentina claims South Georgia based on pure nonesense.

    Is any Argie ship able to even float that far?

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 8 The Libertad, until it gets the stumps pulled out of it in a gale.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9 ChrisR
    I forgot about their flagship, (complacent eh?)
    It is their flagship because it flies lots of white flags, (unless they are really sails).

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 Pete Bog

    It ought really to fly the skull and crossbones. :o)

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    hooray! Any sign of the Argenween Navy in the vicinity?
    No. Thought not. Arseholes.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 02:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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