Repulse wrote:something in the order of 25-30m with a small calibre gun capable of 40+kts.
or the Greeks are using these to rescue migrants;
^ Damen Stan Patrol 5509, pretty much the new version of our cutters.
marktigger wrote:would say most constabularies with a coastline should now look at a maritime unit or extending the scope of the BGA or Coastguard
I don't think they have the resources to patrol our vast coast line.
The border force does need expanding, perhaps with the options above, it shouldn't be the responsibility of the military. Smuggling and fishing is a local civilian responsibility.
The border force should also look at including some fixed wing light aircraft, perhaps the Britten-Norman Defender used by the police, which is already used for maritime surveillance.
Unfortunately our moat is no longer enough to keep us secure, we are going to have to stump up some more cash for the border force to keep the moat safe.