ROYAL FAMILY & THE NAVY
According to the official MOD website, the Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The Surface Fleet, the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
With our rich maritime heritage, in general the Royal Family has been pro Navy and supportive of other marine initiatives such as dealing with toxic plastic waste and conservation issues.
In years gone by Horatio Nelson fought Napoleon's navy, defeating the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in HMS Victory. The Royal Navy became a force to be reckoned with on the high seas culminating in HMS Warrior, an iron ship that almost saw no action because it was so feared.
Today we are allies with France and a member of the United Nations, though we still have a way to go before achieving the aims of the UN to eradicate poverty and hunger and ensure food security as world population continues to grow and agriculture cannot keep pace with the demands of an ever increasing number of human mouths to feed.
Being a small country with limited land mass and population, one way of leveling the playing field on the international stage is to expand military operations into international waters. With naval power now dependent on air strike capability and guided missiles, aircraft carriers would seem to be the way to go linked to submarines to keep in place a nuclear deterrent. Commonwealth nations benefit from such technology, each contributing to Britain in support of their head of state.
The world in though changing fast with robotics, drones and autonomous vessels now being a reality. That makes nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, high value targets that are potentially vulnerable. What part in all of this our present Royal Family might play is limited, where it is the appointed Government of the day that runs the show, in theory, as per the elected officials that are empowered to steer a course for the United Kingdom.
ROYALS GALLERY 2018 A to Z
A TO Z OF ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS 2018
This is a list of members of the royal family as of 2018:
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (the monarch and her husband)
Family members not using a royal style:
are a few immediate family members (a spouse and the children and
grandchildren of its current full or deceased members) using no royal
style who sometimes appear in listings:
UNITED NATIONS & UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom is a member of the United Nations and a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As such Britain is bound to secure, or attempt to aspire to sustainability development goals below such as eliminating discrimination, working towards justice for all and eliminating hunger and poverty. This is likely to mean providing affordable housing and a reduction in financial slavery brought about by the present renting society. We also need good services and cheap energy for a truly circular economy.
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