The RN deserves more credit than it gets. Its pioneered all the major innovations in carrier airpower barring nuclear power. So maybe we should cut them a bit of slack here is all im saying.
Not really, AEW was "invented" by the Americans, open hangars too, deck layouts and parking, too, the angled deck and the lens system are just components of a wider system.
More to the point, why use a large V-22 when a smaller drone will suffice?
Angled decks, traps, AND the 'ball'. And pioneered the operation of Jets off of aircraft carriers. And the Ski Jump which I notice your own Navy has adopted. These are not trivial achievements.
They are not, but didn't happen in a vacuum, they were required due to the smaller size of RN carriers and the new jets, same as the steam catapult, and while not detracting from British ingenuity, eventually they would be invented. Ski jump is the same, needed if you fly Harriers mainly, the others copied it.