Comment by Andrew Newson on the Royal Navy FaceBook Page.
How disappointing that the Royal Navy's first post of the day is about a science fiction film with a picture of an aircraft.Well said Mr. Newson.
34 years ago today the Royal Navy lost its first warship in anger since the Second World War when two Argentinian aircraft launched Exocet missiles against HMS Sheffield in the South Atlantic with the loss of 20 souls.
Today marked a turning point in modern warfare. The precision weapon system arrived full force and naval warfare was forever changed.
The Royal Navy is on the Star Wars bandwagon declaring "may the fourth" be with you. Just like all military forces in the Western world, they should focus on the serious instead of the trivial. Sailors lost their lives. This should be a day of reflection for them, not a time to glob onto silliness.