New Aircraft Carrier

We were along the Fife coast a fortnight or so ago; at Limekilns where there is a good view of Rosyth Dockyard and the Forth Bridges.

Currently fitting out at the dockyard is the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier – the one there won’t be any planes for once it is completed. Both bridges are in the background.

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  1. Denis Cullinan

    Hi Jack–

    The aircraft carrier is being called “the battleship of the twenty-first century,” in other words, a big expensive fish in a barrel. The Navy’s mantra–or is that tantra?– these days is, “In the twenty-first century anything on the seas will either be under the surface, or a target.”

  2. jackdeighton

    Hi Denis,
    It’s a white elephant – and hasn’t even sailed yet. Building it is a form of willy-waving and will only impress civilians.
    British politicians are obsessed with “Punching above our weight.” What’s wrong with not punching at all?

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