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HawkEye

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HMS Ocean
« on: July 14, 2012, 09:25:13 pm »


HMS Ocean was manoeuvred into its dock at Greenwich, east London, yesterday where it will serve as a mighty military defence and home to service personnel during the Games.

Some nice pics here along with a bit of propaganda of course -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2173122/Royal-Navys-largest-warship-sails-Thames-armed-forces-strength-Olympics.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:38 pm »

Also got a mention here on Brisbane TV News as did the trying to stop, unsuccessfully, the deployment of missiles to Guard the games.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 11:23:45 pm »

 >>:-( ....I had no real issue with the television coverage in OZ & thanks Hawkeye for the images of HMS Ocean .......but the coverage did show the British media in their true competent form  :embarrassed: .....introducing the British solder as a Lieutenant Corporal   <*< ......he is the same Alex Walton [on the left] as shown in the image below

I thought he spoke well for a Lieutenant or for that matter a Corporal ........ O0 .......Derek
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Re: HMS Ocean
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 11:37:02 pm »

Derek,

Saw that, but it is obviously a new rank name for Lance Corporal, like Lance Bombardier  %) %) %) %)

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Re: HMS Ocean
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 02:03:24 pm »

These two guys are from the RAF regiment so will be Corporals or SACs.
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Re: HMS Ocean
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 02:07:27 pm »

Look like a scene from "Hot Fuzz" to me.  {-)
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 02:17:38 pm »

>>:-( ....I had no real issue with the television coverage in OZ & thanks Hawkeye for the images of HMS Ocean .......but the coverage did show the British media in their true competent form  :embarrassed: .....introducing the British solder as a Lieutenant Corporal   <*< ......he is the same Alex Walton [on the left] as shown in the image below

I thought he spoke well for a Lieutenant or for that matter a Corporal ........ O0 .......Derek

These guys must be amazing shots - would never have thought to put together snipers and the stable platform that is a military helicopter!!   :D   :D    :D

Oh and if an olympic stadium doesn't make an attractive enough terrorist target, I'm sure the addition of large lump of military hardware such as hms ocean will intice.......

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