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HMS Lancaster, RFA Gold Rover and South African units in naval exercise

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 10:16 UTC
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Three South African Navy ships have joined two British Royal Navy vessels and welcomed them to Simon’s Town. The frigate HMS Lancaster and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker, Gold Rover, on Atlantic Patrol Tasking have both spent 19 days travelling 4,000 miles across the cold South Atlantic, calling at the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    Oh look, a member of the BRICS happily involved in naval exercises in the south atlantic with the Royal Navy, the same Navy that protects the Falkland Islands.

    All countries support Argentina, give me a break!

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • commonsense

    TMBOA and the Tinman will put spin on doubt, in their deluded world, The S.A. navy was spying on the two British vessels on their behalf ..... or wait.... maybe just maybe...

    The S.A. navy, like a lot of countries worldwide, hold the Royal Navy and the UK in high regard and just nod at the right times during their dealings with rgeeland, ... is that the sound of TMBOA crying we hear lol

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth in 1994 long before the BRICS tried to become a 'thing' and has now had over 50 years in membership.

    It will still be a member of the Commonwealth long after the BRICS join COMECON as a historical footnote.

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    The ARZ nations look on and weep...

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    The South African Navy will be remembering that it got its start with the donation of HMS Thames (General Botha). Then the formation of the South African Division of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (1913). The UK continued to supply vessels. Not surprising that the South African Navy has continued to have an affinity and follows the lead of the Royal Navy. Nothing is impossible, but one wonders what it would take for a SAN vessel to fire on the RN?

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5 Conqueror
    “but one wonders what it would take for a SAN vessel to fire on the RN?”

    A certifiable Captain acting without orders.

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Oh no!
    The South African Navy is militarizing the South Atlantic.
    Has anyone told the Argentines?
    They should be told.
    They erroneously believe that the whole South Atlantic belongs to them.

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    This thread is conspicuous by its lack of trolls. I wonder why?

    Aug 24th, 2015 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Does Argentina claim that South Africa supports their nonsensical claim to sovereignty of the Falklands archipelago? They will be livid!

    Aug 25th, 2015 - 05:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    .. yet on other more sensitive threads that knackered washed up and discredited moron Think has been resurrected. And, Tit Toby has also reappeared. Makes you wonder?

    Aug 25th, 2015 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @10 CaptainSilver,
    Has that idiot, paulcedron disappeared?
    lt does indeed, make you wonder.

    Aug 26th, 2015 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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