‘Carrier with no planes’ – The myth that’s even being repeated by MPs

HMS Queen Elizabeth and her F-35 jets have been out to sea a few times now for trials and exercises so it's hard to imagine people, especially a Member of Parliament, spreading the myth that 'the carrier has no aircraft' but here we are.

A Critique of Liberal Democrat Defence Policy

The following is a look at the defence policy outlined in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto.

No, the flag painted onto the VIP Voyager aircraft isn’t backwards

With the reveal of imagery showing a new paint job for the aircraft used by the Prime Minister, many have expressed concern that the flag has been painted on backwards.

Myths surrounding the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers

No aircraft, no escorts, no kettles. How much truth can be found in the many myths surrounding HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister HMS Prince of Wales?

The Type 26 Frigate could be the most capable British warship in decades

The key factor that will determine the true capability of these ships is really quite simple, the level of funding put in place to fit them out appropriately.

Ministry of Defence wasted £9 million in ‘fruitless payments’

The Ministry of Defence have spent £9 million on "fruitless payments" between 2016 and 2019, including developing unused software, paying rent on demolished properties and paying contractors to do nothing.

Britain in Antarctica – British Antarctic Territory and the British Antarctic Survey

The British Antarctic Survey goes beyond scientific research, the presence also serves to ensure that competing claimants do not weaken the UK's position in the area.

Royal Navy big deck carriers from 1960 to today – A Commentary

The 1966 Defence White Paper and the 1998 Strategic Defence Review witnessed first a lapse and then the reinstatement of big deck carriers in the Royal Navy.

Resilience and National Security

We have armed forces well below establishment, a cohort of youngsters stymied by Covid-19 and lack of employment opportunities and a feeling that we might all be able to do better for one another, argues Stuart Crawford in his look at the old chestnut that is the reintroduction of National Service.

COVID-19’s economic damage is a problem for British security

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to present very serious challenges for the security of the United Kingdom, argues Harry Basnett in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.



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