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DSEI 2019: Royal Navy ‘must not bask in avoidance of decline’

9th September 2019 - 19:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The departure of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the second iteration of the WESTLANT 19 sea trials off the eastern seaboard of the US in August is the latest step in the supposed rejuvenation of the UK Royal Navy as it looks to return to blue water strike operations.

That the UK’s industrial base has had the capacity to build and deliver two carriers, which are currently only surpassed in size by those operated by the US Navy, is testament to its ability to think big picture ambitions and, for the most part, deliver.

Indeed, Adm Tony Radakin, the recently

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Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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