Defence Diplomacy: A softer side of UK Defence

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UK Defence


Given the historical dominance of the Royal Navy around the world and its civilian legacy in establishing maritime trade that connected continents, naval assets are an advantage to the UK’s defence diplomacy as they symbolise centuries of sea tradition but also cutting-edge technological capabilities. British vessels arriving at foreign ports break the coastal view with their magnitude. They are tremendous to see and usually make the local news, and families gather to see the arrival of vessels.