RAF's Quick Reaction Alert revealed

Ministry of Defence said:
In an interview with Steve Wilmot, Flight Lieutenant Noel Rees of 29 (Reserve) Squadron explains how the RAF's Quick Reaction Alert continues to defend British airspace seamlessly, night and day, in a way that has changed little in more than 70 years.

And breath..............
Tally Ho, Tally Ho, bandits 11 o clock.

I loved that Carling Black Label advert where the pilots voice sounded all distorted and that, even when he wasn't on the radio.
MoD RSS (or whatever that tedious feed is called!!)

Please, just for once, provide us with something interesting.

Either that, or f**k off, one of the two.


Oh how I'm so looking forward to the end of March 2018, when Trenchard's "100-year experiment" comes to a close and heavier-than-air craft return to the hands of the FAA and Army.

That is, if the FAA manage to hold out long enough...
OK - how would Arrsers react to - 'RAF no longer maintain an armed QRA(I) because some fat old blokes who saw some service decades ago in W Germany think that RAF personnel are nothing more that 'wet pants'.'

Nice to know that we have 4th generation+ supersonic interceptors armed to the teeth with multi-modal weapons available 24/7 at near-cockpit readiness.
Flt Lt Rees explained:
"The RAF has been doing this ever since the Battle of Britain in 1940, when the likes of Douglas Bader intercepted the Luftwaffe aircraft determined to defeat the Spitfire and Hurricanes of Fighter Command and bring the country to its knees."

What? Does he mean they sit around in deckchairs smoking pipes and stroking the ears of black labradors waiting for someone to ring a bell?
And of course in 1940 they did it with NCOs flying.

Not now, though...

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