Yet more from WIZARD thanks to Harry at Sharkhunters an item of interest without a whole lot of further elaboration
"NO MORE NIMROD – The Royal Air Force NIMROD anti-submarine patrol aircraft fleet was quite literally ‘chopped up’ in 2010 and 2011, so there apparently are no ASW patrols [anti-submarine warfare] performed by the RAF. That duty, it appears, now falls to the US Air Force and RCAF. [Royal Canadian Air Force] to keep tabs on Russian submarines creeping into British waters."
Nice looking aircraft. "Nimrod MR1/MR2s were primarily fixed-wing aerial platforms for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations; secondary roles included maritime surveillance and anti-surface warfare. It served from the early 1970s until March 2010."
With regard to NIMROD see the British home waters surveillance mission Tapestry. That gone now too?
The British Royal Navy [RN] even recently not able to detail even a SINGLE warship to patrol home water.
The British military slowly but surely declining and has been so for over seventy years now.