HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed 30 NATO Ambassadors in one of the final events of the global Carrier Strike Group deployment.

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Ian M.
Ian M.
20 hours ago

Another back slapping piss up for the bigwigs.😡

James
James
19 hours ago
Reply to  Ian M.

Isnt that what international collaborations are designed for!?

DRS
DRS
19 hours ago
Reply to  Ian M.

Bit unfair. Is that all they do? When you go drinking with colleagues and talk shop is all of that worthless? or does it build relationships and let you agree problems etc in a different way?

David
David
19 hours ago
Reply to  DRS

No. You talk about girls all night and wake-up smelling of urine, sick and kebabs.

David Steeper
11 hours ago
Reply to  David

Too much information !

Ian M.
Ian M.
19 hours ago
Reply to  DRS

In my opinion not unfair at all. During 24+years in the Army I have witnessed all levels of collaboration. It’s at the middle management (Senior Ranks) that stuff is actually done, maybe at the behest of an Officer higher up the food chain who has an idea but no idea of how to implement it. In my current employ I still regularly attend meetings and witness Senior Officers who get hold of the “talking stick” and will not let go. Passing the G and T’s around and watching some aircraft waste fuel for your entertainment is not good for Defence… Read more »

DRS
DRS
19 hours ago
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Barry Larking
Barry Larking
11 hours ago
Reply to  DRS

Blackadder was very good. Unfortunately it perpetuated a myth. Casualties among senior officers was proportional. Our armies were led from the front as far as was militarily possible. The information is available and it’s quite sobering. Post wars there will always be bores and Blimps. Taking the p**s out of officers is part and parcel of the P.B.I. and better for it.

Heidfirst
Heidfirst
14 hours ago
Reply to  Ian M.

I was always told that officers decided what needed doing & NCOs/SNCOs got it done on the ground.

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
11 hours ago
Reply to  Ian M.

Bitter?

Ian M.
Ian M.
18 seconds ago
Reply to  Barry Larking

Lager man

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
19 hours ago

But QEC’s are central to NATO’s European defence objectives? So it would be amazing not to showcase them in this way. Italy is now on the way to being integrated into QEC operations. With CDG it mean that there are three European based carriers. Isn’t this what alliances are all about. To the point made by @Ian M – hopefully this will give top brass some good ideas that the executive ranks can work through and implement. That is after all the point of senior management and coalface guys – they have different roles in instigating -> developing -> executing… Read more »

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
11 hours ago

Congratulations all round to the Q.E. C.S.G. ship’s companies and air groups.