Augmenting the RAC, I drove up the A1 in a Scimitar on the way to Edinburgh in the late seventies, passing HGV's at speed and was told by Fred to slow down because we were shredding lumps of rubber.You've got this all wrong. It's nothing to do with Fast Jets and everything to do with getting some more revenue.
When they say operating on motorways, they mean augmenting the RAC. There's a reason the uniforms are nigh-on identical.......
That was mainly from a NATO tactical weapons meet at Kliene Broghul in the 80s, they had a marshalling competition between the various air forces, of course the RAF won.If you're going to be marshalling you probably need to learn the correct way to do it (I saw a lad do this on 23 Squadron at RAF Stanley in 1984):
IIRC, there were claims that the Lightning 2A's at Gutersloh were turned round in about 7-8 minutes during TACEVALs. I know it was bloody fast, cos I was sat on a BFI watching them and my boss said the turn-round times got a special mention during the TACEVAL de-brief when the station got a '1' rating from the Taceval Team.