Tell me I didn't see a Russian warship sailing down the channel.

(59 Posts)
OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 14:32:19

On the news just now. wtf?

legotits Thu 20-Oct-16 14:34:26

It's fine.

They are just practising.

Nothing to see here.....

closes bunker door

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 14:36:02

ok, so as far as I can tell they've not made it to the channel yet. Good gracious though. They're having a laugh with us aren't they.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Thu 20-Oct-16 14:41:35

They're apparently off to Syria (presumably to destroy it some more).

TheCompanyOfCats Thu 20-Oct-16 14:42:00

They've been doing this for years now (Russian aircraft flying into British airspace and having to be turned around etc). It's a bit of a concern but I'm telling myself that it's all completely normal and fine. La la la!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 14:45:31

the airspace stuff is very normal - hence the scrambling of jets that startled everyone earlier this year with their sonic booms.

This isn't their usual route to Syria I'm sure!

PinkSwimGoggles Thu 20-Oct-16 14:48:02

what other route is there, though?

HarrietVane99 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:49:30

Round the north of Scotland?

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 14:52:25

over the top of us and down the west coast.

HumphreyCobblers Thu 20-Oct-16 14:54:29

this is worrying me too

KathyBeale Thu 20-Oct-16 14:57:01

They were 100 miles off the coast of Edinburgh when I heard the lunchtime news on R4, so I doubt you saw it in the channel! But yes, the principle is the same.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 15:16:11

yeah apologies for the totally scary and at the moment misleading thread headline blush I was walking through the living room and misheard slightly what the bbc were saying while seeing the image of the warship. Bad kitten!!

pastelmacaroons Thu 20-Oct-16 16:04:04

they are having a bloody laugh, its a scary sight and prospect.

TuftyFinchy Thu 20-Oct-16 16:48:27

They've set a course to pass through Dover Straight, they are 8 ships and two more coming to meet them in English Channel that are coming from the other direction?
Admiral Lord West said its just Putin doing a bit of willy waving!

megletthesecond Thu 20-Oct-16 17:00:27

<<adds everything to supermarket delivery>>

I'm hoping it's just willy waving as usual. Putin is a dick. But I think he's fond of being an alive dick.

dingit Thu 20-Oct-16 18:05:28

Just reading this chills me to the bone

Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37658286

hopetobehappy Thu 20-Oct-16 18:19:39

i daren't read that link, can you just give me the jist of it in a non alarming way please.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 20-Oct-16 18:23:24

I think they said just now they're in the north sea heading for the channel, shadowed by a couple of RN ships.

Putin is swinging his dick.

flumplet Thu 20-Oct-16 18:27:11

I wonder who is more of a psychopath - Putin or Kim Jong Il? <details thread>

I'm very confident it's all going to be absolutely fine. Putin will feel much better about himself after strutting his stuff a bit down the channel, and if you need me in the meantime, you'll find me in the Winchester with a nice cold pint, waiting for all this <gestures vaguely at the Internet> to blow over.

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Thu 20-Oct-16 18:29:59

Nice reference flumplet <wink>

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Thu 20-Oct-16 18:30:40

Obviously I meant wink

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Thu 20-Oct-16 18:32:12

This is the kind of thing I lose sleep over. Making more bloody pickled onions tonight, that will save us all, won't it? Heads to Preppers board.

GiddyOnZackHunt Thu 20-Oct-16 18:34:39

I bet it's not just a couple of RN ships shadowing it. There's probably all sorts lurking or on standby.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 20-Oct-16 18:39:12

saved by pickled onions!!!

Its not all going to be ok for those in Syria though is it sad those poor poor sods - no real end in sight to this.

hopetobehappy Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:06

I'm frightened by all this.

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