A letter in your paper recently was strongly critical of MP Richard Drax of his attitude in parliament on defence spending.

Brexit is likely to put further strain on our overseas trade links, like food and commerce both ways, comes and goes in large ships.

The Royal Navy, including the Royal Marines, are vital to safeguard our waters, besides, of cause the other two defence forces.

We are NOT a bit player to Donald Trump.

The Russian sub threat is a critical security issue. Russia is modernising its nuclear submarine force.

The first has been launched on the White Sea. The first of five new boats bringing the total up to eight.

We may have two new carriers coming on stream, but there is a growing concern about the rest of the fleet.