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BBC: "Defence Budget 'Balanced' - Hammond"

flymo

War Hero
Balanced in the favour of having to operate with the armed forces of the EU and no longer being able to do anything unilaterally.

That kind of balanced.
 

broadside

War Hero
Is that balanced as in "the car was precariously balanced on the cliff edge after the driver had apparently lost control of it..."?
 

fishhead

War Hero
Balanced as in "you've got 15 billion to spend so don't come asking for any fancy kit that will take us over that spending limit" The next lot of Tridents are looking very shakey.
 
To all of you presently serving in the RN: What's morale like in an Incredible Shrinking Navy?

In my time, 52 - 66, the RN got a lot smaller but even when I left we still had seven carriers, 31 destroyers and 81 frigates. (I've checked in a '95 Janes Fighting Ships). Quite a few were in reserve but even then.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
To all of you presently serving in the RN: What's morale like in an Incredible Shrinking Navy?

In my time, 52 - 66, the RN got a lot smaller but even when I left we still had seven carriers, 31 destroyers and 81 frigates. (I've checked in a '95 Janes Fighting Ships). Quite a few were in reserve but even then.

[video=youtube;KzlQWCdAkgo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzlQWCdAkgo[/video]
 
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