News story: Typhoons deploying to Cyprus

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
As part of ongoing contingency planning, 6 RAF Typhoon interceptor fast jets are deploying this morning to Akrotiri in Cyprus.
This is a precautionary measure, specifically aimed at protecting UK interests and the defence of our Sovereign Base Areas at a time of heightened tension in the wider region. This is a movement of defensive assets operating in an air-to-air role only. They are not deploying to take part in any military action against Syria.
The Prime Minister has made clear no decision has been taken on the UK’s response to the situation in Syria and there will be a Commons vote before any direct military involvement.



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#2
So the whole of the RAF have moved to Cyprus for a jolly.
 
#3
To defend it against the Russians no doubt...

Rodney2q
 
#4
As part of ongoing emergency face-saving measures by David Cameron, 6 RAF Typhoon interceptor fast jets are deploying this morning to Akrotiri in Cyprus.
This is a precautionary measure, specifically aimed at preventing the Prime Minister and his cabinet ministers looking like utter fools after their bellicose posturing failed to impress anyone of the need to kill more people than we're already doing in the cause of helping politicians feel like they've got really big schlongs. This is a movement of defensive assets operating in a "cost a lot to provide pictures for the telly" role only. They are not deploying to take part in any military action against Syria, because not even a morally bankrupt tool like Cameron can get away with bombing random Abduls unless parliament lets him.

The Prime Minister has made clear that he's very cross that he can't kill as many odd smelling, brown people as the former administration and there will be a Commons vote on whether or not this represents discrimination against him personally.


Veritas.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#6
And there's more good news:

Syria's neighbours are preparing for conflict.

Turkey is on alert against possible chemical attacks from Syria and has stocked food and gas masks along their shared border, officials say.

The Turkish government's crisis management centre said on Twitter on Thursday that officials had designated bunkers at seven areas along the border to protect the people in the area from harm.

It also said a team of 100 chemical weapons experts were sent to the border area which was being screened for any signs of chemical attacks.
Turkey has backed Syria's opposition and rebels and said it would take part in any international coalition that would move against the Syrian government.

Meanwhile, Israeli police say thousands of Israelis are crowding gas-mask distribution facilities.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said officers were deployed to maintain order in the northern city of Haifa, where more than 5,000 people jostled in line as they waited for their protective kits today.

Israel has called up reservists and deployed missile defense batteries in preparation for a possible Syrian response to an American attack.
 
#9
Looks like they'll be flying home now.
 
#15
6 from the OCU were already going as Cyprus is a great place to finish off air to air combat training.

The ones that went replaced these so there is no loss of UK QRA capability.

...feck...have I just explained the 100 year experiment??????

G


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