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Old 29th Jun 2020, 14:34
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Gone, probably, but perhaps not long gone. Rear-Admiral Alex Burton reputedly resigned in 2017 over threatened cuts involving Albion and/or Bulwark - he may have been pushed because of a tweet on the subject though. I suspect the resignation had little impact on the decision to retain the capability. Unfortunately, as Bengo implies, VSO resignations are no longer likely to cause political embarassment for more than a few days and the ex-VSO loses what little leverage over the decision they had and is likely to be replaced by someone more compliant.
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