Friday, 18 March 2011


Welcome news on Libya.  An aircraft carrier, perhaps the Ark Royal, would be very useful for the UK to deploy to the Mediterranean right now to help enforce the no fly zone etc.  Oh yes that's right the Government's Strategic Defence Review reached the conclusion we wouldn't really need such a capability and the Ark Royal was scrapped.  This will also add to the pressure on our Armed Forces.


DR said...

Surely the RAF bases on Cyprus are in easy range of Libya? or even Gibraltar?

Lee said...


The larger and more flexible the forces deployed the better particularly to fulfil the common western military philosophy of overwhelming force. The US is deploying carriers as part of its contribution.