Scots Navy ‘could protect our offshore and fishing sectors’
A military expert has said that an independent Scotland could afford to have a Navy big enough to protect the offshore and fishing industries.
Defence consultant Stuart Crawford also told MPs that former wartime military bases in the north – such as at Scapa Flow and at the Moray Firth – could be used as naval sites again.
Mr Crawford retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Tank Regiment after 20 years’ service, and stood as a candidate for the SNP more than a decade ago, but is no longer a party member.
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