Tuesday, February 14, 2017
New & Old.
More trials and tribulations for the Royal Navy [RN].
"More than HALF of Royal Navy's attack submarines docked after CRACK found in reactor"
"A CRACKED nuclear reactor has led to more than half of the Royal Navy’s front line attack submarines being taken out of service."
THAT MOST COMPLICATED THING MADE BY MAN THE ASTUTE CLASS SUBMARINE ALREADY IN TROUBLE AND NOW THIS! VERY SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THOSE REACTORS. NOW WILL ALL HAVE TO BE REPLACED OR REPAIRS OF A EXTENSIVE, TIME-COSTLY AND EXPENSIVE NATURE, THOSE VESSELS OUT OF SERVICE FOR A LONG TIME!!
NOT ENOUGH OF THE LADS TO GO AROUND!
"Royal Navy tries to plug its staff sinkhole with urgent plea to retired and aging sailors"
"NAVY CHIEFS are being forced to appeal to hundreds of aging and retired sailors to plug a gaping recruitment hole for Britain’s new super carriers."
THOSE SUPER-CARRIERS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE OF WALES COMING ON LINE BUT LACKING SUITABLE PERSONNEL TO MAN THE WARSHIPS. APPEAL TO RETIRED SAILOR BEING MADE, OLD MEN NOW THEIR SERVICES BADLY NEEDED!!
Devoted readers to the blog will forgive my continued use of capital letters. Sounds like I am shouting. That is what I am doing. Problems as with the RN in these two cases is the sort of thing that must keep the First Sea Lord up late at night.