THE Royal Navy is set to cut 200 Royal Marine positions, so they can operate new aircraft carriers.
However, it has emerged the men will be transferred to the Royal Navy so they can staff their new, huge warships.
But the Admiral added: “I also know we must adapt to meet the challenges of a dangerous and uncertain world.
“The Government is investing in a new generation of ships, submarines and aircraft.
“As we introduce these capabilities into service, we must ensure we have the right mix of skills across each of the Navy’s fighting arms to optimise how we use them, and the Commandant General and I have sought to find the right balance between sailors and marines in responding to this challenge.”