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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Dec 12th, 2020 at 01:57:22 PM EST
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Tories criticise Boris Johnson over navy gunboats Brexit threat

Shrewsbury MP, Daniel Kawczynski. He tweeted on Friday that naval forces should be deployed in the new year "to prevent illegal French fishing in our waters".

Sir Alan West, a former admiral and chief of naval staff, said it was right for the Royal Navy to be deployed if necessary. "It is absolutely appropriate that the Royal Navy should protect our waters if the position is that we are a sovereign state and our government has said we don't want other nations there."

More about Labour peer Commander Alan West ...

In 1980 he was promoted to Commander and took command of the frigate HMS Ardent, which was part of the British task force ordered to the South Atlantic in 1982. Ardent was sunk on May 21, during the campaign that evicted Argentinean invaders from the Falkland Islands.

As I remember, major loss of lives of British sailors when a French Exocet missile was deployed. With Trump, Johnson got some mighty backing ...

by Oui on Sat Dec 12th, 2020 at 04:31:22 PM EST
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