Royal Navy is heading ‘full steam’ to where it belongs, Britain’s top sailor says

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BRITAIN’S top sailor has said the Royal Navy is well on course to ‘being back to the front’ of maritime powers thanks to the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas’ remarks come amid concerns over whether the carriers will deploy without fighter jets.

He said there was lots of work still to do but added: ‘The Royal Navy is heading forward at full steam to where we belong, back as a big deck carrier operator; back at the heart of our nation’s defence; back to the front rank of maritime powers.’