Britain’s Future Navy By Nick Childs. Published by Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley, 2014. Revised edition, paperback, price £15
Reviewed by Jack Aubrey
THERE are some interesting thoughts to be had for any Australian reading Britain’s Future Navy.
Both island nations, Britain and Australia have tremendously important naval pasts, but both publics seem to know now nothing much about it, or even to be much concerned about how we should spend the billions allocated to defence. Maybe it was ever thus. And for navies, as opposed to armies and air forces, it is even more difficult to advocate their cause, as their exploits are necessarily well out of the public gaze.