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preunit

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preunit says:

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brilliant  just brilliant.

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

good find unit

probably not read by the wider Argentinean populace unfortunately

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DoomedDog

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DoomedDog says:

Brilliant

Indeed. But will that botox ridden old cow listen or comprehend? If the Argies are stupid enough to invade again I do hope that we don't just defend the Falklands but after we've sent them packing a second time we take a part of Argentina as well  - you know a spoils of war type thing - just to rub their grubby noses in it.

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

memories

bang on, really good read, I must admit, I didn't know all the facts, i was ten in 1982, my dad woke me up and just said, we are at war with argies..lol

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

In the

last 50 years, the British military capability has advanced 50-60 years, whilst the argies are still using a lot of 1980s kit. I believe their amphibious craft which would be vital to the success of any invasion are now rotting somewhere and not exactly ready for action.


If they could get past the destroyer parked in the way (usually an air defence destroyer) they'd have to take out the airbase as a matter of urgency. Whilst the Argentine special forces are quite well respected and could probably mock up a civilian plane in trouble, leap out and shoot lots of things, this still wouldn't guarantee success given the sheer numbers of infantry we have there.

Whilst we only have a couple of jets stationed there, they'd be easily re-enforced by air as would the infantry.

The tactical situation at the moment is such that if they did try to invade they'd get a serious, serious pounding and would have to succeed in achieving air dominance, something which can not be done with both the air base and the air defence destroyer in position. Even if they managed to disable / destroy those (the defences of which are way in advance of anything they have), we would re-enforce quickly using paratroops with the navy being on its way.

Our huge deficit is that we currently use a slow, crap, part time French aircraft carrier which I'm sure they would not allow us to use for the purposes of waging war. This, though is not the biggest issue as we have significant overflight privileges over many countries and with mid air refueling / long range fuel tanks, it wouldn't be a huge issue to get more planes there - as long as the airbase is intact.

Plus they can't afford it.

EDIT: We can't afford it either.

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paulderekjohnson

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Nah

Give them it back and leave the farmers behind. :wink:

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preunit

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preunit says:

pdj

you French? :wink:

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paulderekjohnson

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Bonjour!

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Cold and Windy

My son-in-law was stationed there a couple of years ago.  The best part of it, was the penguins. :biggrin:

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BaldE35

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BaldE35 says:

Cuts

Interesting that know one has mentioned the lack of an aircraft carrier or our soon to be third class army as a reason why the degio's are getting upperty?    

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

Let them

have it back. Before we do that, drop maggie in there. That's what got the captilist bitch back in power, god the masses love a good war :blink:

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