Thursday, December 17, 2009

Roebuck and Walney to be cut

The Royal Navy's share of the defence cuts is to lose a survey ship and a minesweeper, we should just assume the threat of mines hitting expensive ships or them running aground has been reduced somewhat. Survey ship HMS Roebuck will be retired next year (4 years early) and HMS Walney, a Sandown class mine hunter will also go. It could be worse. In the current environment the saddest fact of UK defence is that "it could be worse" is the best we can hope for.

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