chockhead819 said:wait til the new carriers come with the new fighters to provide fleet cover --- yeah right, the RAF will be in charge of naval aviation before long. I underestimated the SHAR down the falklands, what will happen now if the argies try again which they are threatening Illustrious, Ark iNn refit & invinc more or less scrapped & no fighters!!
just a gloriefied crab cab & a bunch of little blues who don't want to go to sea.
Ah but the big problem then was that we had let the Argies in and then had to go and get the Falklands back.
Clearly the thinking in the Monastery of Indifference now is that we have fortress Falklands ... (sorry I just had a bit of a giggling fit) and will be able to stop the Argies from gaining a foothold and therefore no longer need to worry about such mundane questions as "could we do it again?"
That's what this country needs more of - clear thinking from our politicos - you know it makes sense!