News story: RAF Sentinel aircraft deploys to Africa

Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Jan 25, 2013.

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  2. Just you watch, we'll have a few battalions there soon.

    Well, we did sign a treaty with the Frencies over this kind of thing recently.
     
  3. This is a great opportunity to see if our esteemed Sec Of State for Defences cunning wheeze will work, call in the Reserves! Reserves where are you?
     
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  4. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Where the **** did the RAF find a 5 star hotel in Africa?
     
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  5. Is it a bird?
    Is it a plane?
    No! It's mission creep!
     
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  6. Well I'm waiting on a letter that will never come......


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  7. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    so there will be medals then?
     
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Damn, beat me to it.

    however, I agree ... Watch this space. And be very afraid.
     
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  9. It will all be over by Christmas without a shot being fired!
     
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  10. Keep in mind that OC 5 (AC) Sqn will have been on the blower to PJHQ/MB/No 10 saying that it'd be no problem and they have loads of aircraft spare.
     
  11. Is that because they're useless, and therefore not required for any UK operations?
     
  12. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Both of them? Wow - The Famous Five are doing very well these days.
     
  13. Wanna bet that they get past the 2015 OSD given in SDSR?
     
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  14. I've probably got this wrong but it seems that the French have started a war and now need our help to finish it.
    I'm sure that I'm wrong. But wasn't the lack of good air support (transport in this case) a major factor in a defeat which we won't mention (being good Europeans) but that worried Johnson in case it was repeated.
     
  15. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    We are now good friends with the French. Good chaps, fine wine and cheese, and stalwart members of NATO: huzzah.

    As a result, despite their inability or disinclination to provide their Armed Forces with any decent long-haul/heavy-lift AT capability, we are providing assistance. Shame they never envisaged the need, but there we are. Help a mate, and all that.

    I have no doubt they will reciprocate by letting us use an aircraft carrier, at some indeterminate moment in the future.