29 Sep '17, 2pm

UK marks 350th UK deterrent patrol

From our nuclear submarines that stand ready to defend the most extreme threats to our way of life, to nearly a thousand UK troops based in Eastern Europe, our commitment to the NATO Alliance, the cornerstone of European security, is clear and unwavering. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon HMNB Clyde has been home to the submarine based nuclear deterrent for five decades. The UK Government is investing £1.3 billion over the next 10 years to update and upgrade its engineering and training facilities. The Base will be home to the entire UK submarine service by 2020, and supports 6,800 jobs today, which will to 8,500 in the 2030s. The NAC’s visit included a tour of a UK Vanguard class deterrent submarine and the Base’s extensive Trident Training Facility. Designing and building the new Dreadnought class of four ballistic missile submarines is one of the largest and most com...

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