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I was reading that apparently every new PM is given a briefing on the Trident system and codes etc

 

They are asked to write a personal letter in 4 copies to the Captian of each Trident sub which they then seal and it's placed in the safe on board.  It's the instructions for what they have to do if they can't raise the UK after an atomic attack.  The letters are collected after a change of PM and they are shredded unopened

 

Apparently there are 4 basic options to give the RN

 

1.    Call the Yanks and put yourself under their command

or

2.  Bugger off to Australia and join them   

  or

3.  Launch the lot

or

4.  Don't fire any of them

 

Apparently everyone who has done it has taken a longgggg time over thinking it through and no-one has a bloody clue what they've ever written

 

 

What would you say?   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was reading that apparently every new PM is given a briefing on the Trident system and codes etc

 

They are asked to write a personal letter in 4 copies to the Captian of each Trident sub which they then seal and it's placed in the safe on board.  It's the instructions for what they have to do if they can't raise the UK after an atomic attack.  The letters are collected after a change of PM and they are shredded unopened

 

Apparently there are 4 basic options to give the RN

 

1.    Call the Yanks and put yourself under their command

or

2.  Bugger off to Australia and join them   

  or

3.  Launch the lot

or

4.  Don't fire any of them

 

Apparently everyone who has done it has taken a longgggg time over thinking it through and no-one has a bloody clue what they've ever written

 

 

What would you say?   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source?

 

this wouldn't really happen though, as the subs would recieve firing orders before the UK was ever impacted

 

any comms failure on the subs part after a firing order defaults to carry out last recieved orders

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Source:-

 

"The Secret State" by Peter Hennessy - Prof Contemporary Brit History, Univ London; a well known prize winning historian who specialises in the workings of Govt. and who is VERY well connected in Whitehall

 

Blair was briefed 6 days after taking office by Sir Charles Guthrie, Chief Defence Staff

 

Hennessy talked to people like Sir Chris. Mallaby, Head of the Cabinet Office Overseas and Defence Secretariat 1985-88 for example

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Apparently there are 4 basic options to give the RN

 

1. Call the Yanks and put yourself under their command

or

2. Bugger off to Australia and join them

or

3. Launch the lot

or

4. Don't fire any of them

 

What would you say?

 

 

Think I'd probably start an N-O poll...

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Don't fire any of them, because when everyone else has let all theirs off, the only country with any left will...

 

 

 

...RULE THE WORLD!!!!

 

:lol: Mwuhahahahahahahahahahaha, Mwuahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, Mwuhahahahahahahahahahahaha.... :lol:

 

 

...or what's left of it.

 

Failing that, launch them at the US and Australia and bugger off to Easter Island.

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Don't fire any of them, because when everyone else has let all theirs off, the only country with any left will...

 

 

 

...RULE THE WORLD!!!!

 

:lol: Mwuhahahahahahahahahahaha, Mwuahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, Mwuhahahahahahahahahahahaha.... :lol:

 

 

...or what's left of it.

 

Failing that, launch them at the US and Australia and bugger off to Easter Island.

 

I bet you were saying it out loud when you typed out "Mwuhahahaha"  bluebiggrin.gif

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I was reading that apparently every new PM is given a briefing on the Trident system and codes etc

 

What would you say?   

 

 

Launch the lot.  Then have yourself a party, lads.  There's fuck all to come back for now.

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Most municipal housing blocks have bunkers.

 

The swiss also have explosives in all the tunnels through their mountains. In the event of war they blow the tunnels and seal the country off.

 

The swiss also have cuckoo clocks going off in their heads all day long.

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Launch the lot AT Australia and then have a big cigar.................

 

Unfortunately that wouldn't leave any backpackers to be barmen in Switzerland.

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