In a speech before the International Institute for Strategic Studies, British Army Chief General Sir David Richards becomes the best spokesman for the Navy than any Admiral on either side of the Atlantic I have heard in recent years:
Operating among, understanding and effectively influencing people requires mass – numbers – whether this is ‘boots on the ground’, riverine and high speed littoral warships, or UAVs, transport aircraft and helicopters.
And also this:
This re-balancing could result in more ships, armoured vehicles and aircraft not less. But they will not necessarily be those we currently plan on.
Amazing to hear someone from the rival service advocating a Bigger, Better Navy! Guess if you live long enough…