Independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

Thinktank: Royal Navy in severe and dangerous decline

The Royal Navy is dangerously weak, risking the "silent principles" of the UK's national security unless the future fleet is restored and adequately sized, according to a new article in the latest Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The article claims that Britain needs at least 10 more frigates, and that ships in the current fleet were nearing the end of their useful life.

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