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Further MOD hyperbole?

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and end of the Cold War, the Royal Navy's mission transitioned from an anti-submarine focused force to a wider range of objectives around the world, while experiencing a gradual reduction in the size of its surface and submarine fleets. As a result, the Navy began a series of projects to improve its fleet, with a view to providing enhanced capabilities. This led to the replacement of smaller and more numerous units with fewer, but larger, units. For example the replacement of twelve Type 42 destroyers with six Type 45 destroyers and the replacement of the three 20,000-tonne Invincible-class aircraft carriers with two 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
As of June 2020, the following are under construction or being laid down; the final three of seven Astute-class submarines; the first of four Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines, the first two of eight Type 26 frigates; the ninth of nine River-class ocean-going patrol vessels. In addition, early design and preparation work has begun for a fleet of at least five Type 31 frigates.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has described the Ministry of Defence's current equipment plan as "unaffordable". With respect to the 2019 to 2029 period, the NAO has noted that the Royal Navy has allocated no funding to replace certain key capabilities, specifically referencing the Royal Fleet Auxiliary hospital ship RFA Argus and the Royal Navy's mine countermeasures capability as examples.[1] These issues are planned to be addressed in the pending integrated foreign policy, security, defence and international development review which had been anticipated in 2020 but, due to Covid-19, is likely to be deferred for at least a year.[2][3]
In November 2020, the Prime Minister announced the first outcome of the defence review by pledging increased funding in the range of £16.5 billion over four years to stabilize the defence budget and to provide new funding for space, cyber and research activities. A plan to construct a new class of frigate, the Type-32, was also announced, though further details about this program and about the replacement of other aging naval capabilities would have to await the publication of the full defence review anticipated as likely in early 2021.[4]




 
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Bisley

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and end of the Cold War, the Royal Navy's mission transitioned from an anti-submarine focused force to a wider range of objectives around the world, while experiencing a gradual reduction in the size of its surface and submarine fleets. As a result, the Navy began a series of projects to improve its fleet, with a view to providing enhanced capabilities. This led to the replacement of smaller and more numerous units with fewer, but larger, units. For example the replacement of twelve Type 42 destroyers with six Type 45 destroyers and the replacement of the three 20,000-tonne Invincible-class aircraft carriers with two 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
As of June 2020, the following are under construction or being laid down; the final three of seven Astute-class submarines; the first of four Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines, the first two of eight Type 26 frigates; the ninth of nine River-class ocean-going patrol vessels. In addition, early design and preparation work has begun for a fleet of at least five Type 31 frigates.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has described the Ministry of Defence's current equipment plan as "unaffordable". With respect to the 2019 to 2029 period, the NAO has noted that the Royal Navy has allocated no funding to replace certain key capabilities, specifically referencing the Royal Fleet Auxiliary hospital ship RFA Argus and the Royal Navy's mine countermeasures capability as examples.[1] These issues are planned to be addressed in the pending integrated foreign policy, security, defence and international development review which had been anticipated in 2020 but, due to Covid-19, is likely to be deferred for at least a year.[2][3]
In November 2020, the Prime Minister announced the first outcome of the defence review by pledging increased funding in the range of £16.5 billion over four years to stabilize the defence budget and to provide new funding for space, cyber and research activities. A plan to construct a new class of frigate, the Type-32, was also announced, though further details about this program and about the replacement of other aging naval capabilities would have to await the publication of the full defence review anticipated as likely in early 2021.[4]




And the question is ?
 

Dredd

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Ah - there's the rub!

All that has been done is to copy the introduction of a Wiki entry, without properly crediting it I might add, and then just dumping it into a thread where I presume the pithy comment (at least in a senile / febrile imagination) is contained within the thread title. But since there is no commentary to this effect it is both a waste of time and borderline contravention of site rules.

For those who may wish to read the full entry from which Norman has stolen the intro, here it is:

 
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Deleted 103788

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And your point is . . .?

Ah - there's the rub!

All that has been done is to copy the introduction of a Wiki entry, without properly crediting it I might add, and then just dumping it into a thread where I presume the pithy comment (at least in a senile / febrile imagination) is contained within the thread title. But since there is no commentary to this effect it is both a waste of time and borderline contravention of site rules.

For those who may wish to read the full entry from which Norman has stolen the intro, here it is:

Aye There's the green rub!
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them. To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: aye, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause...
 
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Deleted 103788

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Didn't even acknowledge the quote was Shakespeare - ish
Something one tends not to forget.
Detailed off to take charge of a large Shore Patrol in Sasebo--there had been much
infighting Yanks and Brits plus a number of Aussies ,we pulled one rather drunk beaten-up stoker from HMS Newcastle from a Japanese nightclub lavatory and I well remember seeing written on the inside of the door-
"L/Writer Shakespeare shat here".
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Life. Those of us who served when guns fired in anger.
Actually, when did you serve? You keep on banging on about it.
Maybe, it’s the constant drivel about the nuclear war/Korea/you being a twat/your pash was working in Culdrose/the mob isn’t what it used to be, and some other shite you’ll bore everyone with, will safeguard the fact that.........

wait for it...............................


Norman’s a cunt!
 
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