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CVF and Carrier Strike thread

Exactly. I’m sure an errant spanner left inside a main box could cause some damage, but you don’t see stokers running round with pocketless ovies.
No, but when they open up the gearbox, they build a tent around it first and put a sentry in it who's job it is to log in and out all tools, ensure that they have lanyards fitted, and check that people's pockets are empty.
 
No, but when they open up the gearbox, they build a tent around it first and put a sentry in it who's job it is to log in and out all tools, ensure that they have lanyards fitted, and check that people's pockets are empty.

Yeah I've totally seen that done when going into gear boxes and crank cases....

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No, but when they open up the gearbox, they build a tent around it first and put a sentry in it who's job it is to log in and out all tools, ensure that they have lanyards fitted, and check that people's pockets are empty.
And then having to sign out the key to the gearbox housing from the MEO.

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No, but when they open up the gearbox, they build a tent around it first and put a sentry in it who's job it is to log in and out all tools, ensure that they have lanyards fitted, and check that people's pockets are empty.

Far out, you should see how they build the bloody things, not a tent or a strip search in sight, we got rights you know!
 
Parliamentlive.tv

Interesting evidence session today. Takeaways include :

1. Mood music is that Carrier Strike is a capability MoD is going to try and take forward for the long term. Not something to be salami-sliced (although proof will be in the pudding).
2. There's definitely another F35 buy in the air - although almost certainly not the 138. The arithmetic for which appears a little sketchy (4 squadrons plus OCU, OEU).
3. There appears to be a growing desire to beef up sustainability - not before time, but again proof to be in pudding.
4. Tobias Ellwood is out of his depth. The contrast between his behaviours as a committee chair and those of Meg Hillier (who I thought was very good) are instructive.
 
Ref serial 3 - is that not briefed properly or simply not paying attention ?
 
 

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An article on the USMC deployment on Queen Elizabeth from the US Naval Institute on my side of the pond

USNI Article

I suspect that the USMC Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers will find an RN wardroom a nice change from the USN.
Interesting to see that only some of the USMC F35s have 'Old Glory' on the inside of the lift fan door. I thought it was well-nigh mandatory for the US ones.
 
An article on the USMC deployment on Queen Elizabeth from the US Naval Institute on my side of the pond

USNI Article

I suspect that the USMC Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers will find an RN wardroom a nice change from the USN.
Interesting article and even more interesting that the deployment to the Far East and beyond will involve USN and Koninklijke Marine escorts. Depressing if it is correct that the F35s will be 10 USMC and 4 RAF but I suppose a token effort will stop the ship from being renamed USS Queen Elizabeth. Hopefully that is 10 USMC and 14 British F35.
 
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Unteresting article and even more interesting that the deployment to the Far East and beyond will involve USN and Koninklijke Marine escorts. Depressing if it is correct that the F35s will be 10 USMC and 4 RAF but I suppose a token effort will stop the ship from being renamed USS Queen Elizabeth. Hopefully that is 10 USMC and 14 British F35.
USS ROBIN, its been done before
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There's a good article today about how UK/Asian trade deals will result in more Royal Navy carrier activity between here and Japan.
From the South China Morning Post:
Because little cargo travelled that journey already??
 

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