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Old 05-04-2012, 04:56 AM
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A good read this... (yeah i know, another Falklands post by me)

BBC News - HMS Sheffield Falklands anniversary: City's reaction to tragedy

"Thirty years after HMS Sheffield was hit by a missile in the Falklands conflict, a member of the ship's crew and a former local councillor recall the tragedy.
Twenty people were killed and 26 suffered blast and burn injuries when an Argentine Exocet missile hit the 4,100-tonne destroyer with a crew of 300 on board on 4 May 1982.
Chris Purcell, now chairman of the HMS Sheffield Association, was one of the survivors."
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:49 AM
Location: France
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I remember it well.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Lessons learned:

- don't build WARSHIPS out of aluminum and to civilian standards (what idiot thought that one up?).
- don't make naval working uniforms out of nylon as it's flammable.
- DON'T SCRIMP ON DEFENSE SPENDING - the most important lesson of all.
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