Dont know what is going on, but some things are going to have to go to pay for Covid, Puma are listed as out of service 2025, RAF had form for withdrawing aircraft early think Belfast, Andover, Argosy, Jaguar, Harrier, Tornado. RAF Regt and RAF Pol seem to be working close on FP Wg, was there not some talk during Options for Change of RAF Security Regt like USAF set up? what if Army reverse 1941 decision and say yes we will/can protect airfields, even to save their precious cap badges? What else for the chop, close a few more RAF stations (not may left soon), Red Arrows chop, BBMF to become charity like RN Historic Flt, Air Cadets to revert to civilian youth org self funded like Sea Cadets, recent msg from CAS on trades and training, de skilling back to ACH/GD cut in training times, accommodation experiment get everyone out in private accom so no on base accommodation to be funded. I had the good times.Defence! Review, it Was never up for grabs, Puma maybe, but since its required by SF they will keep It.
If the RAF Regiment goes who provides FP for the expeditionary flights?
The Army needs to cut its cloth to what it’s logs can support, it astounds me that we have so many LI battalions yet so little heavy armour.
I have no problem being amongst the first in to secure, airfields however the warm fuzzy feeling of a CR2 providing top cover is essence.
RAF to flog off Atlas aircraft ?