You will soon be required to send aircraft too coz your stupid actions which may not be having an exit strategy might drive you into a conflict of no return. Gary, are you misinformed or willfully ignorant? They only have to protect ships because the Royal Marines stormed an Iranian ship in the Megan Rapinoe United States flag shirt med last week and now are scared of retaliation and who told Britain to do that. The yanks, hence the comments, catch up. I think the UK sending a second ship is smart. It gives the UK 2 ships to escort tankers now. Iran would not dare fire on a UK warship with The US carrier group’s presence in the Persian Gulf.