Tag Archives: Britain

Danny Spooner — Thames Bargemen, Historian & Folk Singer

We have learned that Danny Spooner died last week.  Spooner was a well loved singer of traditional and contemporary folk songs of Britain and Australia. As a social historian, he explored British and Australian culture through folk music. Leaving school at … Continue reading

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New Frigate HMS Westminster Sent to Libya Short on Missiles & No Royal Navy Warship Left to Guard Britain

The impact of the ongoing budget crisis in Britain on the Royal Navy has been far reaching. Last week we posted about concerns that budget cuts would leave Britain with a shortage of attack submarines.  Recently, it was revealed that the … Continue reading

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The “Swash Channel Wreck”, 400 Hundred Years Old, Rotting Away

An unidentified wreck, believed to be 400 years old, has been described as the “biggest discovery since the Mary Rose.”  For centuries, it was covered by sand but is now rotting away so fast that it may effectively disappear within five years. Battle to save … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Day plus One – the Smallest Royal Navy Since Henry VIII

The announced British budget cuts will slash spending across the board but will hit the Royal Navy hardest of all of the military services. Anchors away: Britain’s once-proud navy falls prey to budget cuts In all the carnage, the worst damage, at least to … Continue reading

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British and French to Share Carriers?

What would Lord Nelson have thought of this?  There were various news reports out recently that the British and the French may share aircraft carriers. UK, France closer to carrier sharing deal Britain and France are moving closer to a deal to share … Continue reading

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