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US Navy wants to 'fly the flag' in the Thames for 2012

Britain is already planning on parking a missile destroyer in the Thames over the 2012 Games. Now the United States has offered to send reinforcements in the form of an aircraft carrier. The offer has been declined as it suggests we Brits can't manage on our own. Despite this the Americans still seem to be determined to put in an appearance. A Penatagon spokesman is reported as saying it's ‘very possible that there will be a U.S. naval presence’ at the London Games, even it was only to ‘fly the flag', whatever that may mean.

As the Americans don't seem convinced maybe the French could also chip in a couple of ships under the new Anglo-French warship share scheme. They could all fly their flags in the Thames!

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