This is bloody hilarious. Panic and major escort op with Captain Mainwaring shouting “the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming” and an auld Scots geezer worrying himself into an early grave saying “we’re all doomed”.
Lucky beggars who got to see it probably didn’t save any photos for posting on the web though. I’d would have dearly loved to see the Admiral Kuznetsov.
NATO and EU ships were put on full alert along the British coast as a Russian naval fleet passed through the English Channel on its way to the Mediterranean.
The Admiral Kuznetsov, a Soviet-era aircraft carrier that can carry more than 50 planes, crossed international waters in the North Sea with seven other vessels on Friday. Locals and media gathered in Dover to watch the fleet pass by into the channel.
The vessels are also being very closely watched. The British Ministry of Defence said it had dispatched Royal Navy ships to escort the vessels.
The British warship HMS Richmond escorted the group from the Norwegian Sea as it went south, and the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to “man-mark” it.
“It’s being marked every step of the way by…
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