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Admiral Sandy Woodward - RIP

Old Aug 6th 2013, 4:02 am
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Ah yes, the man who led the retaking of the Falklands...........
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Old Aug 6th 2013, 4:48 am
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What a guy, if I recall recent cables etc said he went against the instructions he was given by Whitehall mandarins and did it his way.

I can still hear Brian Hanrahan, "I counted them all out, and I counted them all back" Sea Harriets on illustrious for those youngsters here,

RIP to a brave mariner.
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What a guy, if I recall recent cables etc said he went against the instructions he was given by Whitehall mandarins and did it his way.

I can still hear Brian Hanrahan, "I counted them all out, and I counted them all back" Sea Harriets on illustrious for those youngsters here,

RIP to a brave mariner.
Mmmmmm I thought they were Sea Harriers, must have been having a senior moment
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Autocorrect mate.
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Just got jack to do at work mate so picking fault with everything !!! Mind you Harriets has quite a ring to it!

Roll on Eid I am all Ramadaned out
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Just got jack to do at work mate so picking fault with everything !!! Mind you Harriets has quite a ring to it!

Roll on Eid I am all Ramadaned out
yeah I like the idea of Sea Harriets too!

Lunchtime beers on Thursday inshallah.
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yeah I like the idea of Sea Harriets too!

Lunchtime beers on Thursday inshallah.
Vertical take off Harriets sound intriguing!
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The problem with Harriets was that they don't go far enough, and they don't like it to be hot and sticky.
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The problem with Harriets was that they don't go far enough, and they don't like it to be hot and sticky.
Yes, but cold and wet doesn't have much to recommend it, either....
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Don't think the CO of HMS Coventry in 82 particularly liked Woodward. Yes he did it his way and he should be applauded.
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Don't think the CO of HMS Coventry in 82 particularly liked Woodward. Yes he did it his way and he should be applauded.
Anyone responsible for anything named after Coventry would have a grudge against the whole world anyway, I imagine..........
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Command decisions are never easy. Must be hard having to live with them knowing sometimes people die because of decisions you make, even when the big picture demands it we're still talking about lives.

Still, he got the job done and should be rightfully commended. If that was 40 years prior we'd have probably carpet bombed Buenos Aires for a week and invaded them after re-taking the islands...we were quite measured in our response given it was an unprovoked invasion of our territory.

And yesterday that harpy of a leader the Argies have was whining at the UN about Islands Britons lived on before Argentina was a state.

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Typical Argie politician using the Falklands to distract what a useless cow she really is !!
Same as Spain whining about Gibraltar, but they never say when they will Cueta back!!!!!!
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Typical Argie politician using the Falklands to distract what a useless cow she really is !!
Same as Spain whining about Gibraltar, but they never say when they will Cueta back!!!!!!
I know it's not popular to say so but I sincerely think we should have invaded Argentina installed a governor - the only way to stop them teaching their children lies about the Falklands and prevent another war over the islands in the future.

The Islanders decisively voted to remain British and it was ignored by the Argies - we should tell them we're pointing a nuke at their capital and will make them pay dearly if they don't renounce their false claims on our land...

...just a thought

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Let's nuke Beijing while we are at it. And Moscow.
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