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Mr Marshall said: ‘The lesson of the Falkland Islands must be learned.

‘Britain needs the navy and Portsmouth too.’

It was ironic that the two aircraft carriers aiding the navy task force being assembled in Portsmouth were to be given up – HMS Invincible to be sold and HMS Hermes to be scrapped, he said.