New MinAF and latest on T45 ordering

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Allnightin, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. And as posted elsewhere, the disturbing thing is the sudden change of emphasis to "whether" CVF will be ordered and a"possible" £14Bn shipbuilding programme.

    Previously on "Liabour the RN-Slayer" there have been incessant references to "when" the CVF will be built and "an unprecedented £14Bn shipbuilding programme".

    Is the truth finally sneaking out?
     
  2. Bob Ainsworth used to be at the Home Office if memory serves me right, he is quite a straight-talking guy, generally. I think he will make a good MinAF.

    Reading Def Questions I was pleased to see the MPs grilling him on the Qty of T45's and, as has been said 12 originally then in 2004, the White Paper stated 8 were req'd.

    ABTW, It's not the Navy's requirement to have 25 FF&DD's, this is from MOD.

    Bob Ainsworth said "The Royal Navy's requirement is for a fleet of 25 destroyers and frigates."

    I'm sure the RN and particulary CDS and 1SL would like a couple more escorts.

    Maybe they should have a word with Alan West?
     
  3. willsonline wrote: Bob Ainsworth used to be at the Home Office if memory serves me right, he is quite a straight-talking guy, generally. I think he will make a good MinAF.

    If true that would make a pleasant change.

    SF
     

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