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Old 17 May 2003, 13:20   #1
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Is it confirmned that Arkroyal will be in Dublin in three weeks, does anyone know for sure we will go see it if it anchors of Dun Laoghaire or docks in the port like previous carriers gavin
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Old 17 May 2003, 15:53   #2
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Gavin ol' chap, ahem...why would Ark Royal be going to Dublin?

I know from personal experience that there are anomalies in the relationship between the Irish and the British military.

I felt quite emotional about that brave Irish lad recently killed in Basra while serving with that famous British Regiment of Foot, The Irish Guards. They gave him a funeral with full Brit military honours in your country.

Also, in my day, all the best Army padres were former Irish rugger internationals. Indeed, John Youens, the former British Army Chaplain General was capped on a number of occasions for Eire.

But why on earth would Ark Royal be invited by the Irish to Dublin? Have I missed something?
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Old 17 May 2003, 18:37   #3
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Cheap diesel or maybe just for the creik?
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Old 18 May 2003, 16:57   #4
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We have had one of the biggest of them all the JFK over here , moored out from Dun Laoghaire, we regularly have RN battle ships in Dublin port I dont know the specs but we had at least two in the last couple of months in the port .I was watching Sky News we have tv and Sky in Ireland and I could have sworn one of the sailors being interviewed said they were coming to Dublin in 3 weeks , but I cant be sure if I misheard it , the clip I saw wasnt reran again any thoughts cheers gavin misguided power
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I am sure the Royal Navy will be a little surprised, but very pleased to find out they have some battleships.

We used to think of them more as "War Canoes"
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