Status of the Navy

After reading through some of the threads here, I just found myself wondering something.

How well placed would the RN be at the moment if it was forced into a large scale, sustained conflict. To give a measure of what I'm talking about, think something between the Falklands and WW2.

Include: Size,
Difficulties against some countries Air Force'

Would we weather it well until the politicians pushed enough money to start building up? Or would we be up a certain creek, without a certain implement?
i dont think it would get to a position of having to retake the Falklands due to the presence of MPA i think the bigger threat is probably Putins growing ambitions, may be the Government has forgotten that we are an island nation
Don't see why not.
HALO jump on to it maybe? Or send a frigate and use its helicopter to drop someone there with a flag and pole. Wouldn't really fancy trying to climb it from a seaboat.
Oil_Slick said:
Even retaking the Falklands would be a non starter now as the FAA has no radar equipped fighters.
What if we used our SSNs and their Tomahawks to knock out the enemy planes and airfields before our task force entereed the war zone?
There may be f**k all on Rockall but it's what's around it that's important.

We have many such outcrops of Britain throughout the World and our economy may in the future depend upon them. That isn't a problem so long as the other boys are playing nicely. Should one of them become peevish, though, and try to pinch our "lolly", we can't necessarily rely upon the UN or our allies to help us out. Unless we sign up to the EU Superstate, of course, where we all share our assets and mutually defend them.

All in all, one may as well have been born a bloody foreigner.

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