George got it about right!

When I read of my country’s Royal Navy being reduced to be a floating hire-rig for passing French and American aircraft, I just wonder why we bother.

We shall be building two carriers, one of which will be immediately mothballed and probably sold-off.

The other will be tied up in Portsmouth for the duration because it will not have any of our own aircraft to fly off it!

George had it about right when he said ““It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.”- George Washington, 1781