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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 pm

Latest Dutch submarine:

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:26 am

Two hundred feet below the Bay of Bengal, the Royal Navy pays tribute to crew of HERMES:

The Royal Navy's standard flies on HERMES for the first time in 75 years.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/august/24/170824-royal-navy-divers-pay-their-respects-to-hms-hermes

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Re: Navy News 3

Postby TVA » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:52 am

A nifty article about Britain's Shipping Forecast's 150th Anniversary - why it's quaint and still important:

https://inews.co.uk/explainers/iq/bbc-shipping-forecast-150-year-anniversary/

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The forecast has a listenership far larger than just those at sea who need a weather update (although that is a vital audience – the former BBC announcer Charlotte Green used to get Valentines from fisherman who enjoyed her reading). Whether they are rising early or staying up late, hundreds of thousands of people tune in to hear the forecast’s hypnotic recitation of upcoming weather events. It’s a kind of lullaby, or a catechism, or even a prayer, sent out to the unseen waves.
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