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First broadcast at 21:00 14 Feb 2011
The crew are on Curacao while emergency repairs are carried out on the elderly ship - but the good times come to an abrupt end with the arrival of some hot intelligence leads.
The crew spots a suspicious fishing vessel.
The crew conducts a lengthy search for illicit activity off the coast of Montserrat.
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over 1 year ago
Cannot believe the blonde woman with the crayons is even allowed to join
2 years ago
These people just assume the guilt of the ships.. "Yeah they have dumped the drugs" or they could be innocent and your "intel" could be bad. Pompous fools
Looks like fun.
It does make the Navy look rather poorly funded. It makes you think, does the UK really have the resources to afford the luxury of this sort of service?
over 2 years ago
Broken ship, 30+ years old? What a shambles and the biggest travesty against our lads n ladies lives that there ever was. Can't even refrigerate the food properly and keep the vessel seaworthy so costs even more money long term than buying a new ship.
Sort the problems out at home like mass uncontrolled immigration, negligent leadership, the EU and maybe we could afford some decent gear for our guys. Priority number 1, for crying out loud!! They deserve it!!
almost 3 years ago
how much of tax payer money wasted. look like our government do not understand how drugs organizations works,the intel. they get is to keep them busy so they can do their business elsewhere and if they catch something is only 50 k which is nothing compere to the tons that come in the country
3 years ago
my dad served on the manch as one of the first crew and i went on board as a child...my son is now an R.A.F. Cadet and has the same nickname....Banjo....
As a veteran of 4 windies deployments, as you might expect, I have watched this series with great interest. Not only is the subject matter close to my heart but it is accurate and extremely well crafted. Well done channel 5!
Hi, i'm a 16 year old who has a dad in the Navy. I wish to join, however, i do not know whether to go in as a officer or a rating. Any advice would be useful. Thanks. I watch the programs because they give a huge insight on life in the navy
Such a pity that they're being made to make so many cut backs to personnel and ships.
JACK THE LAD
OGGIE OGGIE OGGIE GUS FOREVER
OGGIE OGGIE OGGIE
Des "Blackie" Black.....ex LMEM(M)
excellent program, i served on the Mighty Manch in the early 90's, great ship
Get the bootnecks on the screen! I heard there are Royal Marine snipers onboard?? what an awesome job that must be.
this is a grate insight in to what the RN is actually all about im hoping to join the RN as a cook in a few years after i have left school and collage
Looking forward to seeing my little brother again on episode 2, capturing his final deployment on HMS Manchester after his 5 year stint on the old girl....im a very proud big sister!!
fabulous program, i truly miss the mob so much,its a family not a job, happy days
Evidence, as if it were needed, that we have the best forces in world. It's a pleasure to be a fly on their wall for a while. Wonderful insight. And good luck to all the crew on redeployment once the ship docks for the final time.
Another great docu on the british forces. Keep it up Five,
I take it they're better places to live than I remember? Back in the early 1990's I was on the Birmingham and it was a bloody terrible place to live and work.
My respect to all of you keeping the old girls working - it can't be easy.
the best RN fly on the wall since sailor.i served on three type 42s all over the world.you do get use to it.good times!!!
i was on a type 23 not as many people but great years remember what i am missing
I spent 23 years in the RN both on the surface fleet and in the Submarine service, they were the best years of my life, and I would recomend it to any one.
I served on the "Mighty" during the 1st gulf war, had the best years of my career on there !
We will miss the old lady when she goes
My son is in the RN, this has given a great insight into the conditions, the highs and the lows that the crew experience. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Stewart Whiskey Walker
i served on the manc in the 80s and was in the carribean as well as the med with her fantastic ship and will be sadly missed they dont make them like they used to.
Well - along with the rest of the support crew here, I cannot wait for the next one. Just gives us all an insight of what our lads n lasses have to do and the conditions they endure on deployment.
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