Just a small gripe about military flights.... Just completing my sunny tour of Iraq and am dreading the flight home!! Not only are the RAF using antiquated aircraft (that are lucky to actually get off the ground) but they are cramped, uncomfortable and noisy!! What the hell is this all about?? To make matters worse, a certain British airline (starting with V, apparently) offered to transport us troops in relative comfort, but, wait for it, the MOD refused!! Can you believe it!! The MOD would rather we shipped out in aircraft older than my father's grandfather and rarely, if ever, take off on time!! Why is this? Surely it costs the MOD a fortune to get these pieces of junk in the air? Yet, they could have done it for a £1 per person!! Is it me or does this strike anyone as insane. By the way, this isnt meant to be a flame against the RAF, its not their fault that they are given no money for new aircraft.