Defence Management: "Three RFA Ships 'Could Be Cut'"

#2
It says RFA wasn't mentioned in the cuts? How come we were told on of the BAY Class LPD's was going and that was it.

Makes no sense.
 

Seadog

War Hero
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#3
The RFA was mentioned;

page 21 of SDSR
a fleet of resupply and refuelling vessels scaled to meet the Royal Navy’s requirements;
Looks as if the RFA is being scaled to meet the Royal Navy’s requirements. Fewer war canoes = less support required. However the utility of the RFA is being demonstrated elsewhere as Fort Victoria is being deployed on anti piracy duties complete with helo(s) and Bootnecks. Not just for fuel and sausages then.