Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nuclear submarines could be moved to Faslane

According to a confidential MOD report, which was released because of a FOI request, the three nuclear submarines based at Devonport could be moved to join the rest of the fleet at Faslane in Scotland. Frigates could also be moved from Devonport to Portsmouth which indicates the future of Devonport is in doubt though so close to an election the government are not saying anything about that! The loss of these vessels would put the future of the port at risk and could mean the loss of 10,000-24,000 jobs (depending on which article you read) which would hit Plymouth very hard but of course save the MOD a lot of money.

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