Yup - makes you wonder what our betters are thinking and how the idea of a military presence there will go down with the locals. The minority ruling class will feel safer but I don't think the majority will be too chuffed.Were we not jumping up and down a year ago about their 'ummin rights' record?
And were having to get seconded USCG and French Navy Engineers and Mechs to keep the Navy going. (Nelson must be revolving at speed about the last one) In my own opinion, I think its bordering on criminal what has been done regarding the defence of the nation.One slight question I have is how it will be manned - AR or PMC?
I don't think much thought has gone in to how the security of the base will be maintained given we seem to be handing out P45s to all and sundry at a massive rate of knots.
Shame on you. We all know the only operational tasking has been HERRICK and Iraq. It's not like a greater percentage of naval service personnel has been on ops than the other two services, no sire.Do people realise that this is about firming up what is already in place, not establishing something new? The RN has been there for many years.
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Shame on you. We all know the only operational tasking has been HERRICK and Iraq. It's not like a greater percentage of naval service personnel has been on ops than the other two services, no sire.