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Falklands' giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy painted by school in Hampshire

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:23 UTC
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Students from a Hampshire college in the UK have completed a giant mural paying tribute to the Royal Navy’s role in the Falklands Conflict. Twenty students from South Downs College at Waterlooville spent a week completing the 12ft square artwork on a wall in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “Second year student Rubi Hussey, 17, said: “This has been a really exciting opportunity and a great experience to create this tribute.”

    Well said.

    And what are the 17 YO argies doing? Robbing visitors, joining La Camping It Up to be a sex slave for the “elite” of this despicable 'organisation?

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    A group of Argentine children were asked to do something similar, but they replied. ¿Qué es un marino?

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I am sick of school children militarising the South Atlantic. This is a blatant provocation and will not be tolerated by The Grand Republic! We demand they desist immediately!
    We will be taking this to the UN!
    We will stamp our feet!
    We will scweam!
    We will shwout!
    We will be ultimately. .....
    .... ignored.

    I think it's great these students have done something creative and lasting in order to honour the bravery of the Senior Service Personnel.

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    and you call “giant mural” to that shower of shite?
    pay a real painter / artist, you stingy isleters.

    you want authentic murals? here you have:

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh dear! Is that what you have sunk to pissy-cedron? Attacking schoolchildren?
    How low can you go? You really are a disgusting specimen of a human being. I am embarrassed to belong to the same human race as you.
    I think you just lost any last vestige of respect you once had.
    You insult schoolgirls now?
    I may have criticised your government's education policies, but I don't attack innocent children.
    You are a truly pathetic, impotent and worthless piece of scum. I hope your mother reads this.
    Ma'am, you have my sympathy and my pity.

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    4 Pablooooo

    not nice, not 'clever', not mature.

    You are bereft of any redeeming qualities.

    Nov 17th, 2014 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Mamarracho No.1(PAULCEDRON)
    This effort by school children is so much better that the scrawls of 'MALVINAS ARGENTINAS' that are seen all over your pariah Godforsaken country.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Whilst I try to provide a little satire, that fool just insults.
    Shows the quality of the 'man'.
    A truly sad individual, bereft of intellect.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    greasy gordo ball of fat
    sadly those teenagers are exploited to do that job, not to mention they are being brainwashed by the isleters.
    you gordo bola de grasa should learn more about the rights of minors before talking.

    and again, try at least to have the bon goût of hiring a real artist, stingy isleter.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Gordo, ilsen,

    Remember, judging by his posts, Pablois probably younger than these kids, and less mature.

    Of course, it may have something to do with upbringing.

    I would expect that CananaBoys father left early in his life, and those single mums have it tough...

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    He has just prove my point exactly. Bereft of intellect. Some-one call his momma now, time his nappy was changed.
    I am proud to quote the female student;
    ““This experience has opened our creativity and has allowed us to explore different ideas and mediums. The lecturers and the Royal Navy have given us the inspiration we need to make this an amazing piece of work. We are all really proud of what we’ve achieved.””
    Well Done!
    Obviously a very bright student, and the future of the UK.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    child labour is illegal in the whole world, except in china the islets, it seems.
    not only that, but also those kids are manipulating aerosols, paint, thinner and stuff without gloves, goggles or the proper protection.
    so 2 felonies in just 1 picture.

    and remember, if you want a mural, hire a muralista, boludos.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Look at the picture. The girl is wearing a face mask and what appears to be eye protection. At this point nothing is being sprayed,

    I would defer to the knowledge of the College lecturers on safety procedures using spray paint but as usual, you make wild unsubstantiated statements to prove nothing.

    Child labour is sanctioned in the Falklands ? Your proof of this ?
    Read the blurb, students from an English college paint a mural in PORTSMOUTH which, I just checked, was still in England.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter


    - “in the islets” the clue is on the t-shirts they are wearing which clearly say “South Downs College”, which is in Hampshire, in the British Isles.

    - The students are clearly wearing protective equipment. They may not be wearing gloves but that is not necessary (and would reduce dexterity) when using a paint brush.

    - All the students in the college are 16 and above so there is zero issue with child labour.

    How does it feel to be wrong so often?

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Mamarracho No.1(PAULCEDRON)
    You are such an ignorant who apparently has not perceived that this painting was executed in PORTSMOUTH, England by teenagers from WATERLOOVILLE, also in England - what do the “islets” to which you refer have to do with this matter.
    What a prat!

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    gordo boludo and the rest of the nabos
    islets are both the falklands malvinas and the uk.
    swampy islets i would add.

    what did you think?
    that because they call themselves “great” britain they are more than a pair of islets?
    well, you re wrong again and counting.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 POLLY

    Some nice work on that site but all done by ‘grown-ups’.

    The idea in Portsmouth was to encourage children and it worked.

    BTW you do realise that the site you linked to has a COLOMBIA country telephone code ‘57’.

    Stupid bugger.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron


    colombian what??
    colombian is the crack you smoked this morning.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 18 POLLY

    HTF can you claim that site for TDC (tel code 54) when the supposed argie site has a country code of 57?

    Or, as usual, you haven't got a clue what you post?

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    He has no idea why he is here! ¡Es un boludo pelotudo!

    Many of his fellow trolls lack intelligence and/or knowledge and/or fresh ideas - this nene lacks all three and so he wastes his time and his parents money by attempting to anger us when, in fact, we find him to be quite entertaining.

    Provoking him makes him even more entertaining and demonstrates to us all the level of idiocy of the Argentine trolls.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    I hope they showed all the the relevant parts of the conflict - the UN resolution demanding they withdraw because they had broken the principal of territorial integrity. The welcome given by the islanders to the Marines and soldiers liberating them. The Argentine soldiers pissing themselves with fear when they were told they were returning home on the Canberra, they assumed it meant they were going to Davey Jones Locker because they had been lied to about the progress of the war by the Government controlled Argentine press.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter


    OK, I'll just add your definition of “islets” to another thing you got wrong or too stupid enough to realise. Let me educate you:

    - Great Britain is the 9th largest island in the world and the largest island in Europe. It would be odd then to classify it as an “islet”.

    - Great Britain is so called because it is is the largest Island in the British archipelago. It is a simple statement of fact, and a fairly common usage, and not a grandiose boast.

    - The UK has very few swamps covering a tiny fraction of its area. I suspect the Falkland Islands have zero swamps.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @18 mamarracho no.19(PAULCEDRON)

    The link to which you referred us re murals is that of a commercial entity in Cali, Colombia.

    Just what has it do with the British Falkland Islands?

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The island of Cuba has half the area of BRITAIN, so, according to the Pauli definition, his Hispanic chum in the Caribbean is the islet of why do the Cubans call themselves an island when Pauli knows better than them ?

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    the author of the blog / page is col9mbian, but the works / murals are from argentina, france, spain, u.s., belgium, etc.
    now, what the fuck does that got to do?
    it is to compare your “mural” with a real one,
    you cannot call that thing a “mural”, got it?

    gordo bola de grasa:
    imbecile, read the answer above, you imbecile.
    what´s your iq?

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Polly So Predictable. (twat-cedron)
    your mural/artist has nothing to do with the topic, so, as usual,


    1) accuse any English speaker of never having left the Falklands
    2) say 'you have never been there' (where-ever it is)
    3) make speculative assumptions
    4) insult the poster
    5) say their opinion is irrelevant,
    6) insult the location
    7) make up some stuff
    8) lie (based on a very quick google search)
    9) lie some more whilst totally failing to understand the article/situation
    10) look like a knob-head dunce

    delete (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9) as appropriate;
    #10 is always a given.

    So there you have it, the puerile-cedron manual for every time he is angry/completely wrong/has no argument.
    The tosser.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    He doesn't deserve the effort.

    He has nullified his impact by the laziness and nastiness of his posts.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter


    “it is to compare your “mural” with a real one, you cannot call that thing a “mural””

    The term mural has no indication of quality (which in terms of art is subjective) attached to it. How many times can you be wrong? Your teachers must be so embarrassed!

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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