Thus spake the First Sea Lord: "Once combined with our new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales, these extraordinary jets will sit at the heart of our country’s globally deployable expeditionary forces...."
So our expensive aircraft carrier -- the one currently without ANY aircraft -- will not be useful till at least 2021. And the Type 45 Destroyers -- the ones with crappy engines which leave them "dead in the water" -- won't all be fixed till 2025.
I guess being First Sea Lord will be a pretty cushy job for the next seven years. And then there's the question about the government(s) and the civil servants who orchestrated these expensive f**k ups. Lots of people at Babcocks and BAE counting taxpayers money rolling in! Cynical? Moi?