The cynic in me sees the MOD thinking that this is a perfect solution to their current woes. A £5.2bn shortfall to 2020, and there isn't any more money coming after that.Politics aside.
Ditch the amphibious vessels and you open the door to get rid of Royal.
But hasn't 'goodbye Royal' already been discussed in the corridors of power!!!!!
Doesn't look good either way!
I would certainly agree that it would be good for offensive ops etc, however, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH doesn't have the capability to launch an amphibious attack.It could be argued that an amphibious capability isn't just about protecting our green and pleasant land but is also an important offensive capability (Falklands?), power projection tool and large ships like this class have great potential for humanitarian missions...but I guess (keyword here) that can all be done off a QE class too, we shall see
Do you walk around our fair country?Who on earth would want to invade us?
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