Wednesday, May 04, 2005

British Irish Relations

This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation between theBritish and the Irish,off the coast of Kerry, Oct 98 radioconversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-01:

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid acollision.

BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, toavoid a collision.

IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees tothe South to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again,divert YOUR course.

IRISH: Negative. I say again, You will have to divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITANNIA!---- THE SECONDLARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BYTHREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. IDEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN,THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

IRISH: We are a lighthouse.

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