Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 27, 2005 18:07:12 GMT 12
With HMNZS Te Mana, our other ship!
The last of the Leander Frigates, Canterbury, is currently being decommissioned! I hope they don't scuttle her like they did with Waikato, it should become a museum piece.
It was also sad and scary to see them saying how the ship is full of raw recruits straight off basic. Like the RNZAF, it sounds as if they're losing all the experienced blood.
What I want to know is, what are the jets they are excercising with? Is it the NZ Warbirds jets? Or has Australia brought some along to NZ? It is happening off New Zealand, isn't it? I think they said it was.
Excellent artwork Dave, only problem is that the paint finish uses more than one colour Lears would also help Helen get to rugby games on time. I wonder if anyone in the Government ever read about a couple of ships in World War 2 and lessons learnt about the need for maritime air cover - Prince of Wales and Repulse.....
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 2, 2005 21:37:11 GMT 12
Yep, Helen could even shoot the police cars that thried to stop her if they armed the Lear Jets.
I was only reading yesterday that the Pince of Wales and Repulse had air cover from two Short Singapores of The New Zealand Singapore Flight (the two aircraft still awaiting transit with their RNZAF crews to Fiji to join No. 5 (GR) Squadron).
The aircraft flew recon for the ships, but returned to base just a few hours before they were sunk. I wonder why No. 205 Sqn, RAF, didn't send up one or two of their new Catalinas to take over the cover from our guys.
They must have been shattered, their first proper mission andit was in vain.