Just now RFA had 13 ships Fort Rosalie and Fort Austin are in extended readiness and wave ruler is laid up. That’s all the interview or info you’ll need to know. Bay boats tide boats fort boats wave boatsJust some food for thought but does anyone have any idea what the 2021 Strategic Defence and Security Review would mean for the RFA?
I'm completely in the dark about this myself and would like some better idea of the future of the RFA.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy will define the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade.www.gov.uk
Okay firstly, they won’t scrap the bay boats as they are amphibious and are needed. Victoria has just had a major refit for the carriers so won’t be going anywhere. If any ships in the RFA are to be scrapped it would be Rosalie and Austin. The RFA know what they are doing, they have an order open for vending for FSS (Fleet Solid Support ships just waiting for a bid to win) what they really need is a replacement for RFA Argus or extend her life as she is due to be decommissioned 2023/2024.Scrap the 3 Bay class... Replace them with 2 new vessels
They need at least 2 solid support ships so that one will be definite - Scrap Victoria