Following the announcement of the National Security Capability Review in July, a number of reports have suggested that significant changes to the structure of the Royal Marines and UK amphibious forces are being considered as part of this exercise. These changes are said to include the consideration of substantial reductions in the strength of the Royal Marines and the possible deletion of the Royal Navy's Albion class ships. The Committee will examine the UK's amphibious capability and its importance to UK defence.
Recent reports suggested that the Government is considering changes to the amphibious capability of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines as part of the ongoing National Security Capability Review. The House of Commons Defence Committee invited members of the public to share their views on the potential impact of these changes.
The Defence Committee asked for public views on the following questions:
- How important is the amphibious capability provided by the Royal Marines and Albion class ships to the UK?
- What is the likely impact on unit morale and satisfaction with Service life if the reported changes and reductions are implemented?
- What is the likely impact on the communities where these capabilities are based if the reported changes and reductions are implemented?
Deadline for submission to the web forum was Thursday 21 December 2017.
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