• Published on 3 Dec 2010 Sections UK, World

    In scrapping the HMS Ark Royal, the UK is giving up membership of a global club with just one remaining member – nations with top-of-the-range aircraft carriers, writes expert Dr Lee Willett.

  • Published on 3 Dec 2010 Sections UK

    As the HMS Ark Royal aircraft carrier returns to port for the final time after being decommissioned in the Defence Review, it marks the UK’s exit from an exclusive global club, writes Carl Dinnen.