Tuesday, June 10
Well the destroyer which visited Barrow over the weekend for the festival of the sea has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. HMS Exeter in an attempt to save cash has been stripped of it's main armament, the Sea Dart ship to air missiles. The missiles, which have a range of 40 miles, have been used to protect HMS Exeter against air attack. Without the missiles, it is believed the ship is defenceless against enemy planes. The toothless tub also hit the headlines recently when protests were heard about the use of the ship and RN helicopters being used to launch the new James Bond novel"Devil May Care" written by Sebastian Faulks.