Why Devonport Matters: Will Sea Blind Coalition Close Britain's Gateway to the World?

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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, indeed whether it is now inward looking rather than an island nation that regards an enduring naval presence on the world’s oceans as key to its secure future. HMS Drake is the name for the shore establishment that lies at the heart of Devonport, while across the Tamar we find HMS Raleigh is the title of the ratings train...