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Defence analysts and Royal Marines questioned on UK amphibious capability

05 December 2017

The Defence Committee hears evidence from a panel of defence analysts and Royal Marines who previously held senior positions in the Corps.

Recent reports have suggested that the Government is considering substantial reductions in the strength of the Royal Marines and that the Royal Navy’s Albion class amphibious assault ships may be at risk. The Committee will examine the potential impact of these proposals, the importance of amphibious capability as a strategic asset, and the possible impact of the changes to operational capacity and effectiveness. 

Witnesses

Tuesday 5 December 2017, Committee Room 8

At 3.20pm

  • Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE RM
  • Major General (Rtd) Julian Thompson CB OBE RM
  • Nick Childs, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Dr Peter Roberts, Director, Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute    

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