Francis Beaufort

Francis Beaufort is the Political Correspondent of the UK-based WARSHIPS IFR magazine, which was first published in 1998 and is today essential reading for naval officers, defence professionals and other movers and shakers in the naval sphere around the world.

The fate of Devonport Naval Base is a litmus test for the future of the Royal Navy and for the fate of Britain - an indication of how it sees itself in the world, and indeed whether it is now inward looking rather than an island nation that regards an enduring naval presence on the globe’s oceans as key to its secure future. HMS...Full Article »