6 May 2016

RRS Sir David Attenborough - NOT amateur radio

The new polar research vessel has been named after Sir David Attenborough and not Boaty which was the outcome of a popular vote. I think this is the right decision.

Sir David Attenborough is a very famous UK naturalist with a world-wide reputation. Most of his life he has inspired others with a love of the natural world. Such a nice tribute.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652 .

1 comment:

2e0yjy said...

I agree Roger. The name is very apt. But the subtle diplomatic move by the namers to name the remote sub "Boaty Mcboatface" is a great compromise to those that voted.