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Pictures show HMS St Albans and Typhoon jets escorting the Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and nuclear powered guided missile cruiser Petr Velikiy.

Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has been labelled a ‘ship of shame’ by┬áDefence Secretary Michael Fallon for its role in Syria.

It is also understood that one of the reasons the carrier is returning home from Syria is the vessels inability to safely operate aircraft.

Royal Navy Frigate HMS St Albans and RAF Typhoon aircraft closely escorted the Russian vessels.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The Russians are correct in their recent comments on the state of the Royal Navy.

    Fallon will have his bluff called one day with his usual rhetoric, and appears to be in total denial as to the true capability of our proud armed forces. Politicians have successfully done what our enemies would only have dreamed of accomplishing in such a short period of time.

    We now have a political elite who believe that weekend soldiers, sailors and airman have the same capability as professional forces. We need to restore the numbers and capability and remove the powers for politicians to make decisions about our forces that reduce capability. These decisions should be taken by experts who have an unbiased political view but who report to the prime minister of the day.

  2. Bit surprised to see the fixed wing aircraft still on deck, I thought they had all been taken off to operate from a land based airfield. Or is this just part of the Russian general draw down of kit from Syria?

  3. The Russians are correct in their recent comments on the state of the Royal Navy.

    Fallon will have his bluff called one day with his usual rhetoric, and appears to be in total denial as to the true capability of our proud armed forces. Politicians have successfully done what our enemies would only have dreamed of accomplishing in such a short period of time.

    We now have a political elite who believe that weekend soldiers, sailors and airman have the same capability as professional forces. We need to restore the numbers and capability and remove the powers for politicians to make decisions about our forces that reduce capability. These decisions should be taken by experts who have an unbiased political view but who report to the prime minister of the day.

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