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Shore leave for crew of Type 45s has nothing to do with engine trouble, says MoD
Fleet breakdown in the Gulf serves as a reminder of poor MoD planning, writes James Blitz
Advanced Type 45 destroyers breaking down in warm waters of Gulf
October drill off the coast of Scotland will showcase unmanned craft
Warships left without defences when power overload triggers breakdowns
Hopes for several acquisitions in the second half
Ann Widdecombe, 63, is currently appearing in BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing
The only good news is that Cameron’s intervention delayed some big decisions, writes Max Hastings
Incident caps a grim week for the navy
Decoys have pedigree. They were deployed in the run-up to D-day, writes Frederick Studemann
With a savage spending review imminent, the FT sets sail on HMS Kent to see if the ‘silent service’ is still relevant
Hard to believe Britain should deploy a deterrent against Russia or China, writes Max Hastings
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