Those who protect us deserve better.
The Royal Navy is a laughing stock that can no longer properly protect the British people due to savage government cutbacks, military sources have revealed.
13 of the Navy’s 19-strong fleet of Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers are unable to go to sea due to a lack of manpower, fuel and supplies.
There are now only 30,000 people in the Navy after it was reduced by 4,000 in 2010.
The source told The Telegraph: “The Armed Forces have now been reduced to a level where they struggle to protect British citizens.
Lord West of Spithead, a former First Sea Lord, added: “What is clearly happening, despite what the Defence Secretary says, is a hollowing out of defence at the moment.”
Julian Lewis, the chairman of the House of Commons defence committee, added: “The size of the navy has been massively reduced over the past 20 years – having one ship in the right place at the right time is creditable but not sufficient.
Full article: Britain’s Armed Forces ‘Being Hollowed Out’ by Government Cuts (Westmonster)