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  1. Grey Fox

    The (Insert nationality here) military hardware trolling thread. Comments are required with initial post or will be deleted

    In this thread I suggest to discuss about news of Chines Airforce. Just for start: First time spotted: J-10C with the cruise missile KD-88. Earlier J-11B and JH-7 were spotted with it.
  2. G

    RMAS Insight Day or RAF OASC?

    I am applying for a commission in both the RAF and Army, currently leaning towards Army, but have been given my RAF OASC date on the same day as the Insight Day at Sadhurst. Any advice from anyone, particularly on how worthwhile the Insight Day is? I will need to rearrange one, however the...
  3. CanteenCowboy

    Eagles over Husky

    The debut from this young academic is based on his Master's Thesis, its an excellent book covering a critical period in the Allied campaign in the Mediterranean theatre and it's strategic aims and direction. Although this book is primarily concerned with the higher direction of the Allied War...
  4. AlfieFYB

    FYB Vs RAF fitness test

  5. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Avionics Supervisor

    An exciting opportunity to join our client as an Avionics Supervisor, you will be responsible determining a plan for servicing and maintenance and direct the activities the activities of the team. You will oversee the work, and authorise progression to the next stage. For more information...
  6. CanteenCowboy

    First Kills

    The author is the son of the subject Polish Fighter Pilot Wladslaw Gnys, and has written a biography of his father after researching through the archives of the Polish Air Force, the French Air Force and finally the RAF all of which his father served in during WW 2. The biography draws heavily...
  7. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Landing Site Officer - The Royal Household

    Responsible as part of a team for providing high quality landing site support services for a Sikorsky S76 C++ helicopter or AgustaWestland 109S, contributing to the smooth daily running of the Royal Household's travel office. To find out more click here
  8. R

    BFPO post question

    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right place to post this query? Today I posted a small package under 2kg to my boyfriend in the RAF based in Falklands. He gave me his full address including BFPO number and it had "Falkland Islands" at the bottom after the BFPO number. I'm now having a...
  9. M

    Permanently Medically Unfit.

    Hi, I had my Capita Medical for the RAF Reserves a couple of days ago and the examiner and he informed me that, due to an operation I had on my knee when I was 14, this could stop me from joining the military. I spoke to my recruiter about this and he informed me that I'd have the chance to...
  10. Turret_Monster

    New aircraft for the Red Arrows?

    According to that august organ the BBC, Michael Fallon has announced that the Red Arrows will get replacement aircraft. That's obviously good news for the bronzed gods [sic] who will be able to continue to get inside them twice a day and take them to heaven and back, but can those with a bit...
  11. V

    RAF or Royal Navy?!?!

    I don't know which to join? I have been looking at a weapon systems operator (loadmaster) in the RAF and aircrewman in the Royal Navy, but I don't know which to go for? I want to go for the one which is most interesting and exiting and has the most travelling involved. So I'm basically...
  12. M

    EOD

    I've got some enquiries, I've said I wish to join sappers as fabricator to get that trade then achieve my end goal as EOD specialist , I then found out that sappers do the more uxb stuff than modern counter explosives, I then proceeded to look into the rlc ammunition technician. However through...
  13. D

    VEHICLE & MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN 12 year Commitment

    Looking at VEHICLE & MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN for the three years training with pay. I'm 16 therefore will finish before im 20. However i have seen that there is a 12 year commitment. What exactly does this mean ??? That they can call you whenever within these 12 years however i was...
  14. adastra

    KCL Blogs of war

    Bear with, Im stepping out of character here for a minute. The Telegraph ran an item over the weekend that there was not really much point in our UK involvement in Syria. This was picked up almost comedy style by one of the readers in War Studies ay KCL. I know some of you slimy types have...
  15. seaweed

    RAF War Books

    My daughter in law who was brought up as an RAF pad brat gave me two VG RAF books for Christmas. 1. 'Into the Dark' by Reginald Wilson & Janet Hughes (RW's daughter) which is the story of RW, a Bomber Command Pathfinder Navigator, his 1944 escape from a burning Halifax over a suburb of Berlin...
  16. W

    Petition, Armed Forces to not pay tax on Operations

    Petition: Stop UK Armed Forces on Operations from paying tax during their deployment. please sign, it's about time our Armed Services had a tax break when operating overseas. The benefits have been reduced over the years and all three services are under more pressure to deploy with far less...
  17. Guns

    Is it me or does this RAF officer have his rank slides upside down?

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visits home of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group - News stories - GOV.UK I mean I could get you having them the wrong way rushing from the mess to crew room but meeting the Defence Sec at a high profile event....... @Magic_Mushroom - any chance you could...
  18. PE4rocks

    F35 - Money well spent.

    Apparently, huge wadges of moolah are buying something that would give an L85A1 a run for its money in the not-quite-as-planned stakes. Luckily, we are not buying any for 617 Sqn and others then eh? Oh, wait... Washington Times report.
  19. Adjutant

    CVF and Carrier Strike thread

    MOD Post - This is a merge of several CVF/F35 threads. Forum rules apply Guns From The Grauniad: (Richard Norton-Taylor) Britain's troubled and increasingly expensive plan to equip the navy with new aircraft carriers has been plunged into fresh turmoil as ministers consider reversing their...

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