UK Royal Navy unable to protect ships in the Gulf. Fleet has shrunk from 64 vessels in 1982, to less than 20 ships today. Many in port for refit repairs and reprovisioning.

Another sign of the tiny size of the UK as a western nation, and it's need to beg European nations for ships, to help protect UK "flag of convenience" oil tankers.
Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
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