Wednesday, 19 October 2011

It gets worse

HMS Bulwark
On Monday, we reported that HMS Albion is going on "stand by" until 2016–which in MoD speak means her next port of call after will be the scrapyard.  But what we forgot to mention is that she was the Royal Navy's flagship.

It was already embarrassing enough that there isn't a capital ship to carry the flag, so it fell to an assault vessel.  The government had to rub salt into the wound by effectively decommissioning her. How could it get any worse?

Here's how:  The RN announces that her replacement as flagship is HMS Bulwark; another assault craft.

On stand by.

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