Having served in the Royal Navy for sixteen years I find difficult to express the shame I feel after reading this article. No matter what excuses may come from the Navy or the MOD, this is totally unacceptable and downright disgusting for what was once a great maritime nation.
That HMS Exeter and HMS Southampton can sail without their missile systems operable (to save money!) brings shame to the Royal Navy and to the United Kingdom.
You cannot believe how angry I am right now.