If you feel this is in the wrong section please move it to somewhere more fitting. I am currently a Maritime Studies student in my final year at John Moores University in Liverpool, as part of this year I have to complete a dissertation on the maritime subject of our choice. I have chosen the Royal Navy as it is a subject I have had a great interest in since I was very young. Therefore as part of my primary research I would like to know your opinions on a few matters. First of all, is the Royal Navy suitably funded and equipped to carry out its assigned roles? Second, could a medium/large scale operation to retake the Falkland Islands be possible today? For this question I am assuming that sufficient ground forces are available. I request that in your answers you be careful when it comes to abbreviations. Some I am familiar with but I know from browsing this forum that there are many that are a mystery to me. I am aware that both question are quite large and open ended but the more detail you can provide me with the better. Thank you in advance. Your assistance is very much appreciated.