Defence cuts leave Royal Navy so short of engineers it has to BORROW them from US Coastguard – Mirror Online

 

American service personnel will start work later this month as engineering technicians on board Type 23 frigates.

Defence cuts have left the Royal Navy so short of engineers it has had to BORROW them from the US Coastguard.

American service personnel will start work later this month as engineering technicians on board Type 23 frigates.

If this is successful, a team of 36 US are due to be working in the naval dockyard in Portsmouth by the end of 2016.

The navy says it is bringing the engineers to the city because of cuts to staff numbers in the government’s 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.

via Defence cuts leave Royal Navy so short of engineers it has to BORROW them from US Coastguard – Mirror Online.

Britain is doomed. The once mighty Royal Navy is hardly even a pale shadow of its former self. The RAF could only contribute half a dozen Tornados to the strikes against ISIS. And those same Tornados will be retired by 2019 with a decade of service life left.

On the other hand, this could be a good deal for the Coasties. RN ships still have beer aboard.

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