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Thursday, July 23, 2015

North Sea protected by ‘fishing boats and Twitter’

RFS Kuznetsov and HMS DragonThe Ministry of Defence is relying on fishing vessels and social media users to safeguard national security in the North Sea due to a lack of armed patrols in the area, according to the SNP.

Angus Robertson, the SNP’s leader at Westminster, has called for a permanent maritime patrol base on the Clyde and a dedicated Scottish airbase amid “increasing foreign military operations close to UK territorial waters and airspace”.

The UK has the only armed forces in northern Europe without maritime patrol aircraft, has not taken part in Nato northern maritime patrol groups for years and has never taken part in Nato northern air policing which is based in Iceland

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1 comment:

  1. The only armed forced without .....? Check the Dutch.

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