Letter to the Editor:-
"HMS Queen Elizabeth"
"THE recent leak on the new British
aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is utterly irrelevant to the vessel's
future. Whilst the leakage has sensationally been quoted as 200 Litres per Hour,
that's only 44 Gallons per Hour: I've bailed more out of a rowing boat. More
importantly, the vessel was designed 20 years ago and is clearly not fit for
modern warfare, with its ancient computers even running an elderly version of
Windows for Warships. The aircraft, which will not arrive for several years,
will also be built to similarly antiquated designs. Far better to repurpose the
ship as a replacement Royal Yacht. With impending Brexit, this would excel for
Royal Visits promoting British Trade and Diplomacy throughout the world as were
undertaken so sucessfully by the previous HMY Britannia. It would certainly give
the new generation of Royals something to do that would generally be perceived
as useful even by the most ardent Republican. The vessel is large enough to
throw Garden Parties on deck or use as a base for overseas sales displays of UK
manufactured military equipment (even if we can no longer afford to purchase
such kit for our own armed forces.)" John Eoin Douglas, Edinburgh.
Editors note:- "Thank you for your letter. If
you have any views on what this reader said, please email us via:-
News24@SouthportReporter.Com. We will be
contact the MOD, for this reader, to see if we can get him a comment about
QE being used for the Royal Family."