British frigate tracks Russian Navy ships in the North Sea


One of the ships of the British Navy – the frigate HMS Westminster took up combat duty in the North Sea. He is waiting for the return of the ships of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy to the naval base in Severomorsk. The newspaper The Daily Telegraph writes about this.

According to the newspaper, the frigate is allowed to use a hydrophone system to listen to Russian submarines. Previously, two nuclear-powered submarines moved to the same area. The British command announced that they will practice maneuvers on the high seas.

Thus, over the Christmas and New Year holidays, more than 450 troops were on alert. Another 650 people are on duty in Estonia as part of the NATO multinational battalion. More than 4.5 thousand British troops remain in Iraq and the Middle East as part of the peacekeeping contingents.


Sinead O’Connor – The Foggy Dew lyrics

‘Twas down the glen one Easter morn
To a city fair rode I.
When Ireland’s line of marching men
In squadrons passed me by.
No pipe did hum, no battle drum
Did sound it’s dread tattoo
But the Angelus bell o’er the Liffey’s swell
Rang out in the foggy dew.

Right proudly high over Dublin town
They hung out a flag of war.
‘Twas better to die ‘neath an Irish sky
Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar.
And from the plains of Royal Meath
Strong men came hurrying through;
While Brittania’s sons with their long-range guns
Sailed in from the foggy dew.

‘Twas England bade our wild geese go
That small nations might be free.
Their lonely graves are by Suvla’s waves
On the fringe of the grey North Sea.
But had they died by Pearse’s side
Or fought with Valera true,
Their graves we’d keep where the Fenians sleep
‘Neath the hills of the foggy dew.

The bravest fell, and the solemn bell
Rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide
In the springing of the year.
And the world did gaze in deep amaze
At those fearless men and true
Who bore the fight that freedom’s light
Might shine through the foggy dew.