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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Navy has no sailors for new aircraft carriers

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)An online campaign group made the stark warning amid concerns Armed Forces are facing even more cuts with another Defence Review scheduled for later this year.

Save The Royal Navy believes the service will be hard pushed to man even one of the massive ships because of the depleted number of sailors.

The organisation also expressed concerns the record low staffing levels will lead to “dangerously small crews” while uncertainty over the number of aircrafts on board the carriers and lack of escort vessels could leave them vulnerable to an attack.

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