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    Exercise Polaris 21

    The Royal Navy's HMS Dragon has joined the French Navy for its biggest exercise of the year - POLARIS 21.
    Split between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, it combines various aspects of sea combat.

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    https://www.forces.net/news/hms-drag...R4CbScz2rRmSjg
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    I wonder what language they will speak in . bet the French will be p-ssed off as it will be undoubtably English. No doubt the Spanish will have to anchor outside Gibraltar's waters yes I am sure it will be a happy time by all. Hopefully they will all play nice and no one slips a live round in a Big Gun

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    entente cordiale ?

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    Hi Keith.
    I wonder if the French will be using our cast off submarines? You should be able to hear them coming.
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    Think France were selling and Oz are getting the cast off stuff
    from elsewhere now.

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    Well I hope we off load some of the RN older Nuke boats , save the UK the problem of scrapping them later, let the Aussies worry about it.

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    #2 I seem to remember from years ago it was agreed as far as radio communications went , internationally it would be in English ? So all mercantile aircraft and shipping followed the rules. Maybe this was just for distress , can’t remember, but if it was they chose a good word in French for the most important one . Cheers JS
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    English was chosen as the principle lexicon for Seaspeak because it was the most common language spoken on ships at that time, and, importantly, it was also the language of civil aviation. In 1988, the International Maritime Organization made Seaspeak the official language of the seas.
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