RAF's Sentinel relocates to Gioia del Colle

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Ministry of Defence said:
After six months of operating from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus the RAF's Sentinel aircraft, which has been gathering vital reconnaissance imagery as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, is relocating to Gioia del Colle air base in southern Italy.

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I wonder, were they staying in hotels in Cyprus, or on base ..... just asking, like.
 
#6
after six months of operating from raf akrotiri in cyprus the raf's sentinel aircraft, which has been gathering vital reconnaissance imagery as part of nato's operation unified protector, is relocating to gioia del colle air base in southern italy.
the horror, the horror.
 
#7
Wonder if the ski lifts are one the map yet....
 
#8
Nice food in the area around Gioia del Colle, good beaches and leisure facilities too..

The weather tomorrow in Gioia del Colle is a very pleasant 65 with blazing sunshine.
 
#9
That would be the planes which are getting re-located to the scrapyard shortly?
 
#10
That would be the planes which are getting re-located to the scrapyard shortly?
Those are indeed the self same very expensive and gucchi ones.

On the plus side, the former pilots, being type approved on a top of the range corporate business jet, will have good outside employment opportunities when they get booted.
 
#11
I'm amazed that the RAF feel the need to publicise the movement of their aircraft during an operational tour.

I presume OpSec means **** all to whichever over-promoted fuckwit decided to release the story?

(and yes, I know in the grand scheme of things this isn't a massive breach of OpSec but we must surely have some kind of limit on what the RAF Cuts Prevention team are allowed to release?).
 
#12
Thats nice MOD RSS, at least you know were they are when its time to cut that particular squadron.
 
#13
I think I will take a trip to Ban Houy Keo this afternoon to watch the village girls swimming in the river.
 

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#14
The unasked question is - why did they move, with only a bit of 'war' left? Answer: 'cos the ungrateful Eyetie bastards demanded their airport back to make money from - yes, even more than they were making from putting up the Crabs in local hotels.

If I were the MOD, I'd not want this publicised - it hardly shows the 'Allies' working in harmony.
 
#15
The unasked question is - why did they move, with only a bit of 'war' left? Answer: 'cos the ungrateful Eyetie bastards demanded their airport back to make money from - yes, even more than they were making from putting up the Crabs in local hotels.

If I were the MOD, I'd not want this publicised - it hardly shows the 'Allies' working in harmony.
I'll admit that I get things wrong occasionally, but isn't that backwards? They are relocating from Cyprus to an Italian airfield, not leaving an Italian airfield. I suspect it’s a money saying measure to consolidate the RAF at one airfield instead of being spread out. Saves on logistic support items like comms etc. I also supect that there might be a little beddown space now available, as some allies are leaving.
 

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I'll admit that I get things wrong occasionally, but isn't that backwards? They are relocating from Cyprus to an Italian airfield, not leaving an Italian airfield. I suspect it’s a money saying measure to consolidate the RAF at one airfield instead of being spread out. Saves on logistic support items like comms etc. I also supect that there might be a little beddown space now available, as some allies are leaving.
Hmmm, I was told that they'd been operating out of Sicily most of the time, only goes to show don't believe what you hear. And certainly don't believe all you read :)
 

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