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Thread: HMS Glorious, Ardent & Acasta

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    That may be bob but FiL claims the French treated BEF Members atrociously. He was there.
    PM sent. Every one has a story to tell. War brings out the worst in men.
    Iím pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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    Here is another video description of the action. This highlights the courageous action of the two destroyers , in the best traditions of the RN.

    The Sinking of HMS Glorious: An Avoidable Tragedy? - Bing video

    Now following is the action of HMAS Yarra, When we escorted Melbourne to the Queens Silver jubilee, we were in company with HMNZS Canterbury. When we parted company on the way home, Canterbury sent this signal.

    UNCLASSIFIED.

    MSOQ32
    P 051502Z SEP 77
    FM HMNZS Canterbury
    TO HMAS Brisbane
    BT
    UNCLAS
    DIG JAD
    Spithead deployment final

    1. We are very sorry to leave you at sea without the opportunity for a farewell bash in harbour. All onboard have have thoroughly enjoyed your company and friendships made will last for a long time.
    It has been obvious that between us the the gap of the Tasman did not exist and that personnel of both ships regarded themselves as one.

    2. Good sailing and good luck for the future. VIVE LES ESCORTEURS.
    BI
    DIST. FULL
    MSO.032 PL TOR..0427Z MC 05/09/ 77.

    I make this point for those three words " VIVE LES ESCORTEURS. "

    VIVE indeed, in the case of YARRA.

    HMAS Yarra's Last Stand - Bing video
    Iím pretty sure the dinosaurs died out when they stopped gathering food and started having meetings to discuss gathering food

    A bookshop is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking

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