Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Jan 25, 2013.
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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.
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?
Where the **** did the RAF find a 5 star hotel in Africa?
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No! It's mission creep!
Well I'm waiting on a letter that will never come......
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so there will be medals then?
Damn, beat me to it.
however, I agree ... Watch this space. And be very afraid.
It will all be over by Christmas without a shot being fired!
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.
Is that because they're useless, and therefore not required for any UK operations?
Both of them? Wow - The Famous Five are doing very well these days.
Wanna bet that they get past the 2015 OSD given in SDSR?
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.
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.
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