By Larissa Brown For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:12 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 07:21 BST, 2 September 2019
Drones targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could be redeployed to the Gulf to help protect shipping from Iran.
Navy chiefs have requested surveillance support to combat the threat from Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz.
The most senior Briton in the Gulf, Commodore Dean Bassett, the UK’s maritime component commander, said Britain was ‘actively looking’ at options to boost its military presence. It is understood one option being considered is sending Reaper aircraft,