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Old 26th Jul 2014, 17:44
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The Old Fat One
 
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Rather than spraff about hypothetical details, why don't chaps in the know enlighten us who have interest but no longer an ear in the bar as to the basic questions....

When?

Will the decision be taken at the next SDSR (late 2015) or is there any reliable scuttlebutt, that somehow it will come sooner?

How?

Aside from the cost of the platform, the entire capability has to be re-established. This will be a significant bite out of the defence budget, so...

Will the defence budget be increased
Or, what capability will be cut to make way for the return of maritime patrol.

Who?

Assuming it comes back, who gets it

RAF
RN
Joint

My answers, not that anybody cares...

not holding my breath, but if it happens...

Late 2015 (hope I'm wrong)
Zero chance of an increase in the defence budget, no idea what will be cut. (hope I'm wrong)
Joint (hope I'm right)
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