Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Royal Navy - Super Carriers Are Go And Portsmouth Dockyard Stays Open.
The Royal Navy and the residents of Portsmouth have received some very good news: First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band has confirmed the decision to invest almost £4bn in super carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. The new ships will be three times the size of Britain’s current carriers. The First Sea Lord said this decision ensured the service would: “continue to be one of the great navies of the world”.
The First Sea lord also confirmed that the new carriers and the Type 45 Destroyers would be based at Portsmouth. The Admiral went on to say: “This is a powerful statement by a world player. We intend to have a powerful navy in the future – we are a player on the world scene. This decision means that Portsmouth has a very exciting future as a base for the Royal Navy – and the Royal Navy has a great future, something Nelson would have liked.”
As an ex-sailor and Portsmouth resident this is excellent news. The Navy was drifting into decline and this announcement is just the boost the Navy and the country's defence capability needed.
You can read the full story HERE.
UPDATE: Ian of the PJC Journal has left the following comment on this post:
Unfortunately these ships will never see the White Ensign. When they are commissioned, the ring of stars will be the only flag allowed by our Navy, and every other European statexxxx region. If Brown fails to give this country a referendum on the European Constitution, we wont have a country left for a Navy to serve and protect.
I have to agree with Ian 100%. I encourage visitors to this blog who want to see the UK retain its sovereignty to attend the Pro-Referendum Rally being held in London in October. You can get the details of the Rally and register your support at the Pro-Referendum Rally Website by clicking HERE.
You can also sign the E-Petition asking for a Referendum on the EU Treaty by clicking HERE.