Did you know that once Royal has taken over, 51% of UK military personnel in Afghanistan will be RN - not bad representation in a land-locked country....
Seadog said:Unless there is an RFA in the Arabian sea doing vertreps to Royal across Pakistan let's not kid ourself that this is a naval op. Royal Marines (with a smattering of Commando qualified RN) are being employed as infantry (which they do very well) and will be supported by Army units (green hatted or not) and Crab Air.
It may well be that Royal makes up the majority in a 'joint' operation but I feel it's stretching the reality to chestbeat about the Navy's contribution. For all Royal is part of the Navy, his esprit comes from the Corps (natch). Don't expect battle crys of 'ROYAL NAVY' when Royal engages the Taliban.
Give them hell Royal!
let's not kid ourself that this is a naval op.