The Royal Navy have actually built themselves a nice little Naval Base in Duqm, Oman. It's a great spot in a friendly Nation and eliminates the problem of having to transit through the Strait of Hormuz towards Jufair in Bahrain (their former base). I've sailed in to it a number of times and would be a perfect spot for a forward deployment base.
It has a drydock capable of supporting the Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier's, has maintenance facilities and plenty of birthing space. The Royal Navy has a Frigate permanently stationed there at all times.
Note that the Frigate HMS Montrose already used the docking facilities to overhaul their forward deployed vessels:
Pierre Trudeau, no fan of the Brits.
Ted Heath, factional adherent of Lord Halifax, joined Britain to the UK and cut it adrift from the Commonwealth, including Canada - leaving Anglo-Canadians with out a champion.
Richard Nixon, broke the last of the Bretton Woods ties by destroying the last link to the gold standard leaving the US as arbiter or Western Finances making the UK-Euro alliance seem all the more justified.
Canada - caught in the backwash, where it has been ever since.
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