They say that when the two new aircraft carriers come into service there will no aircraft available to be based in them.
A little like an ice cream van with no ice cream or having a guitar with no strings don’t you think? Useless.
How different things were in the Royal Navy back in 1958 when HMS Victorious ruled the seas.
With a ship’s company of 2,200 including air crew, Victorious carried 36 aircraft including Scimitars, Sea Venoms and Skyraiders.
Thanks to Robin Kay who loaned me his scrapbook of photographs supplied by a family member, here we see about a dozen aircraft lined up on her flight deck.