Crab air, crap decision's and priorities?

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Crab air and priorities

If its not the red arrows its the Falcons. Is this possibly a cunning plan to force these expensive crab air display teams to the top of the SDSR chopping block? If they are having an impact who is making these bone decision's?

RAF 'grounding SAS’ over parachute training - Telegraph

Covert SAS missions are under threat of being cut back after a dispute with the RAF that has led to a drastic drop in the number of troopers trained to parachute.

Could have used the right parachutes in the picture. not even LLP :)
 

the_boy_syrup

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Is it not just the Bi annual "Nobody's Parachuting" story?

Perhaps the RAF are basing the planing officer on that officer from a Bridge to far

"It's not actually on this map it waaaayyy over here"

Edited to add why don't the SAS just tag along with the Falcons

That way next time they need to parachute anywhere they can land at Mogadishu or Tehran Utds ground and start from there
 
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why don't the SAS just tag along with the Falcons
I thought that But..

“The RAF are going out of their way to get their display team trained up but when it comes round to sending Hereford [the SAS] out they say they cannot afford to do it in the US,” said a special forces source.
“All the RAF Falcons do is just drop into football stadiums. What this policy is doing is putting operational capabilities below that of their display team.
“It’s an extravagance, not a necessity.”
Mind you dont the Falcons normaly miss the dz :0
 
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I thought that But..



Mind you dont the Falcons normaly miss the dz :0
Of course if the RAF actually tasked the Air Transport Force then the article might be half accurate. But they don't as tasking and priorities, even for SF, are set by DSCOM, in consultation with PJHQ, MOD and operational theatres. They might both be parachuting, but they're not equivalent tasks.
 
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Don't be ridiculous, are you not aware that every poor decision involving the RAF is made at Station or Squadron level while the other 2 Services are put upon by the government of the day?
 

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