I understand there's a nice harbour available
At Hong Kong...
HMS Queen Elizabeth is still on track to deploy to the Far East in 2021 – although whether it will actually sail through the South China Sea is yet to be explicitly confirmed – with escorting warships from the US and the Netherlands, according to reports. The UK Defence Journal recently reported that Big Lizzie will rehearse …
the carrier will take around 24 F-35B fighter jets plus helicopters. Thanks to the small size of the Royal Navy and the high value of the carrier,Hopefully also due to the high value of the crew.
And will these be American F-35Bs, or British and Dutch F-35Bs? If this is just show-boating, an imperial riposte, then surely it would be better to equip it with Spitfires. Maybe a couple of Mini Coopers equipped as submarines. That'd better catch the attention of Chinese investors.
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'...defence secretary Ben Wallace was quoted by the publication as saying: "It is definitely our intention, though, that the carrier strike group will be able to be a wholly UK sovereign deployable group".'
With Trump doing his best to dismantle NATO and the Brexit loons destroying our European alliances, Britain will have no one else to sail with in a few years.
Unless Farage plans to have the Royal Navy join a Russian fleet. I wouldn't put anything past that weasly gobshite.
The Chinese builds more war ships than the entire navy of the UK every year. Not even the US would dare send a carrier group to poke the dragon. China could simply dispatch a few fishing boats and a couple of their gargantuan coast guard cutters to block the Brits and then they'll be forced to turn around in humiliation.
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