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Old 13th December 2017, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Pat Kennedy View Post
I saw a report today that some relatives of the crew are claiming that the sub had been hunted by a British helicopter and a Chilean Navy surface ship after it strayed close to the Falklands shortly before it was lost.
Apparently MOD deny there are any anti submarine helos based in the Falklands.
The DM carried that report which, IMHO, is garbage.
1. Comms with family containing ops intel would suggest:
a) Dreadful security.
b) Unbelievable technical opportunity.
2. Improbable chance of Stanley based helo finding sub.

In the extremely unlikely event that there is a shred of substance to this tale; well, you go warlike, you get hurt.
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