Ninja_Stoker said:My take on this is that because of the years of neglect by successive governments & the end of the Cold War, serious consideration aught to be given on the future of the RN in it's current form. We are becoming less capable as a blue-water Navy & truth is we are no longer the world power that the current government seems to think we are. Maybe very fast, very small & heavily armed gunboats are what we actually need for defence. If we want a major offensive capability then we need lots of money- as pointed out by Johnathon Band & aircraft carriers to project power.
Totally agree Stoker. I think the Politicians,media and public need a serious reality check and wake up to the fact that we are no longer a world power and no longer a major maritime power.