RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British waters?

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  1. cobra commando

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    A fully armed Royal Navy warship was scrambled to challenge a missile-carrying Russian vessel in the waters off Britain just days before Christmas, defence sources
    revealed last night. In a calculated test of Britain’s
    reduced naval capacity in the
    North Sea, the Russian warship came within 30 miles of the coast. It was detected nearing Scotland, but the only ship the Royal Navy had available to respond after Ministry of Defence cuts was in Portsmouth, resulting in a delay of 24 hours until it was in position. The threatening approach towards Britain’s territorial waters triggered a top-secret Navy and Air Force operation co-ordinated by the military top brass at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) bunker at Northwood, just outside London. RAF reconnaissance aircraft tracked the progress of the Russian warship as it neared north-east Scotland, and the tension heightened when aerial photographs revealed the ship was carrying a full payload of guided missiles. Commanders at PJHQ decided to send the new Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender, which is Britain’s immediate-response ship during a national security crisis. The Russian ship waited in the Moray Forth, a stretch of water that flows into Loch Ness, for Defender to arrive, as if her captain were recording the Navy’s response times. At the time, Defender was in dock at Portsmouth. Her crew were forced to make the 600-mile journey around the coastline, because budget cutbacks mean there are no maritime patrol vessels sailing off Scotland.

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    Battle stations! Navy scrambles destroyer to challenge Russian warship off British coast (but it takes 24 hours to make 600-mile journey from Portsmouth base - was Putin testing our response time?) | Mail Online
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    If by any chance somebody decides that Putin wasnt testing RN response, he is high, or stoned, or cracked, or worse.

    Cold war games 2014 has begun
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    russians actively involving in international affairs, standing along with countries like iran, syria............wonder where is this heading off to ?
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    "Scramble" is an air force term for one thing. Mail Online reporting is just pathetic.
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    Where was Astute or trafalgar class SSN submarines? Are they used for patrolling by the Royal Navy?
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    Maybe the response was intentionally late to avoid any incident/escalation?
     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    Read the comments section though. Typical low IQ semi racist Daily Mail readers:

     
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    Re: RN takes 24 hours to respond to Russian ship close to British wate

    Whenever economies tank minorities/foreigners become scapegoats. For decades uk
    Welcomed saudi investment. The largest mosque in Europe is in UK.
     
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