We aren't going to the Med? But we were in the Med this summer?
it’s not the RNs future main operational area - the Med just gets a forward deployed OPV and some patrol boats.
The Yanks intended to pull their carrier out of the Gulf to go annoy the Chinese, So it’s back to the East of Suez future for Jack.
See the new bases east of Suez, the desire to forward base ships in Singapore, and porting rights for the carrier in Duqm