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RAF Publicity machine does it again.

#2
Reminds me of the story a few years ago of there being more Admirals in the Andrew than vessels

Still don't know if it was true, but frothed up the usual suspects
 
#4
Has anyone got a full breakdown of what the 889 actually are? I'd love to know how many UAS grobs, gliders and EFT Slingsby Fireflys are in that number.
 
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cloudbuster

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#5
Has anyone got a full breakdown of what the 889 actually are? I'd love to know how many UAS grobs, gliders and EFT Slingsby Fireflys are in that number.
Or machines with "Royal Navy" and "Army" painted on the side.
 
#7
I think the Sligsby Firefly's have all been sold off. Most, if not all of the grob tutors are grounded because props fall off, and a significant portion of the air cadet gliders are also U/S presently.

Most of these aircraft are PFI'd out to contractors, who are greedy and incompetent.

A few years ago, the ATC and the contractors couldn't balance the books on their fleet of 98 gliders. Until someone physically counted them and found there were actually 109 gliders. No wonder the books didn't balance.
 
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Reminds me of the story a few years ago of there being more Admirals in the Andrew than vessels

Still don't know if it was true, but frothed up the usual suspects
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is creeping into the RN's order of battle in what seems to be a bid to make the RN look more mighty than it is in terms of hulls.

If I'm pedantic there is only one serving admiral ( 4*) ( a few others remain on the active list in retirement as they would have done in the days of 5*).

More Commodores than ships is a given if my fag packet calculation is anything to go by.

hotel_california, Wikipedia is not an authority on anything ( although it may link to one). It has some howlers on matters Naval so I expect that its knowledge of matters Crustacean is also flawed.
 
#12
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is creeping into the RN's order of battle in what seems to be a bid to make the RN look more mighty than it is in terms of hulls.

If I'm pedantic there is only one serving admiral ( 4*) ( a few others remain on the active list in retirement as they would have done in the days of 5*).

More Commodores than ships is a given if my fag packet calculation is anything to go by.

hotel_california, Wikipedia is not an authority on anything ( although it may link to one). It has some howlers on matters Naval so I expect that its knowledge of matters Crustacean is also flawed.
Seadog, I'm fully aware of that wiki is not the best source, however, I do think it's more accurate than the RAF's calculation!
 

ugly

LE
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#16
Are they counting actual airframes on RAF bases or everything ever ordered and never built or sold to johnny foreigner before completion?
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#19
Any thing that's front wheels have left the ground for 0.5 seconds counts. So everything from Landies to mobile kitchens can be counted if its hit a speed bump fast enough or been on rough terrain. The latest debate among the air ranks is whether to count vehicles that have been jacked up more than a foot.
So that wouldn't include the Tristars then!
 

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