I do not wish to denigrate the arrival on the scene of our new carrier, with another due soon, but it does raise some important issues.
Firstly, do we really have enough escorts? The picture on the Home Page shows two of them in attendance, presumably the minimum required. Using the "Rule of Three" which requires three ships to cover one operational requirement: one on duty, one training, giving leave and transiting and the last in maintenance, this means that six escorts are needed to cover the protection of the carrier. When both are at sea, it will require 12 escorts to cover the duty, out of a total of 19.
Secondly, what about personnel? Have we enough for both carriers and their escorts?
What this probably means is that the two carriers will not be able to be fully manned, therefore not be able to be at sea at the same time. Perhaps this is not seen as a requirement anyway, but is it wise to have the standby ship unable to go to sea?
We have been going through a dangerous period in our history without sufficient defence capability, and we are not out of it yet.
There is still an important job to do to persuade the government that we must not take risks with our defence.