mal education was to at least primary school level
There was once an empire called "great brittian
, That empire disappeared C. 1946.
Once, it comprised so, so many vast and distant lands....Canada, Australia
to name just a few.
Today, the Welsh are resentful of their dependence, most Scots ditto (sic) and a couple of counties in the north of Ireland
. Financially dependent are the countries but proud Brits is doubtful.
What was once called G.B. is actually England
is a great country by any standard sirely (sic).
My point is that it no longer has colonies and you are either dreaming of the good old days ...East India
Company...Port Jackson...Burma...or else you r general education needs a little brushing up.
Sorry but true.
RNLI is fantastic, ditto Chiles navy
and many others.
Australians are not colonials laddie.
During WW2 America came to our aid. ENGLAND DID NOT NOT because we were at the end of the world
and thought of as the bowells (sic).
To suggest JIM Cate was trolling is as far from sanity as Tasmania is from Shetland.[/QUOTE]
The RN/England/UK DID most certainly make some WWII effort in the SWPAC, around and on behalf of Oz/NZ/etc.
A number of RN warships were lost
in that theater to the IJN (and numbers of ground troops too). Granted, many of them had already been in the area when the Japanese struck.
Some had even been despatched from the home islands and India, then engaged the IJN, with heavy loss (I'm thinking of a heavy cruiser- the Wellington? et al).
(apologies for going all grammarnazi on you
And my uncle (and namesake) died with the impact of this Japanese shore battery
salvo on his USN DD (destroyer), not far north of Oz
, while doing a downed pilot report SAR inshore.
The DD was running evasively from the 'ambush' near a Japanese-held island to avoid the fire that trained on her (that had been previously pounded heavily by air and major surface fleet).
The first hit starboard amidships at the waterline killed him and ~11 others instantly, with several severely wounded (1-2 passed later).
You can see the impact and effect on the DD if zoomed image, the ship actually kicks water
to port as it is hit; with the miss off the starboard quarter too. Pic was taken from a bomber.
Link if the picture doesn't appear below (?, it worked in review?...)- http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/0554431.jpg