Devonport 'saved for another generation'

    The Defence Secretary was in our city to confirm the news

    All the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates are to be based at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth.

    The announcement was made by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, who was onboard HMS Montrose in Plymouth Sound.

    There had been speculation that the eight frigates might be split between Plymouth and Portsmouth.

    The global combat ship, which is primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare, is due to enter service in the 2020s.

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