I didn't realise that Crab Air had gone commercial and that they are now subject to flight delays whilst waiting for inbound aircraft. I know I shouldn't have a pop at crab air (well ---why not!) but imagine receiving a phone call from Khandahar "Dad, flight delayed and we have been waiting for three days to get out" "OK son, s**t happens, had anything to eat?" "No, nothing available and not much to wreck, they've padlocked the cabinet to prevent us from getting in" Apparently Crab Air simply do not have enough aircraft which means that lads coming home on r n r bite into their leave waiting for available flights. I can imagine our puppet masters allowing such activities to bite into their six weeks soujorn. I found that trying to get info out of Brize is like drawing teeth, or talkling to BA (they really have caught on fast). Its a naive observation I know but isn't it interesting that when conflicts arise aircraft are chartered to bus lads in but not to bring them back. By the way, this is no longer newsworthy since it occurs so often. I just wish we could place our great leader and his mate the part-time chappy, for a full operational tour. You never know, they might not come back. Right whinge over, I'll crack on and ensure that when our lad does come backwe have a bloody good time. Sorry for the whinge guys, just had to let off steam somewhere.