Lets face it, do we still really need to have an air force in this country. Before i step off my soap box, please listen to my reasoning. 1. Medium and heavy lift can be done by contractors. (probably be more military like than the air force anyway) 2. Strike can be done be the Fleet Air Arm. 3. Close support can be done by the AAC. 4. Air Sea Rescue and CAS again can be covered by the Navy. 5. All other heli tasks should also go to the AAC. 6. The Int stuff can easily be done by the Int Corps. The RAF don't have a clue about ISTAR anyway. 7. Think of the savings by closing most of the airfields in East Anglia and getting rid of that horrible blue uniform. We could at least save one regiment!!