If they do then it will be the death of the Royal Navy and a national embarrassment for the UK. These carriers are already turning out to be an absolute joke. The program needs to be seriously revised and I?m talking about full commitment. Both carriers in service fully crewed and manned with British aircraft (JSF) and British crews. On top of that the whole of the British armed forces could do with a going over, top to bottom reform. Bits have been cut here and there and it has left them raggedy and dishevelled. They need a new structure with the right amounts of the highest quality kit to furnish them with, and sadly i don?t think any of this will happen. i think the military will face a slow and irrecoverable decline from here on in, and the thing that saddens me the most is the loss of the quality of their heritage. With this we are seeing the death of (or at least what has been for many decades, centuries even) one of the finest fighting forces that the world has seen.
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