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Jets reassure/prevent the colon muscles from staining those new pants worn by Royal who may or may not know who is flying overhead ;)
In which case they need a good TACP or two. This sounds like a job for the middle-aged reservists of 255 Bty. Make way there, stand aside, excuse me, coming through.
 
In which case they need a good TACP or two. This sounds like a job for the middle-aged reservists of 255 Bty. Make way there, stand aside, excuse me, coming through.
Explaining to your above average intelligent Royal who is flying what where and when is easier than asking why he is wearing tights as extra warm kit under his fuckmesenseless black dress
 

arcticfox042

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Jets reassure/prevent the colon muscles from staining those new pants worn by Royal who may or may not know who is flying overhead ;)
Not if they are yank ones overhead..........

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Caecilius

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The reason the "Army can't do anything" is because, having handed all the maintenance money over to the contractors, there's no budget to nip down to B&Q to pick up a shedload of tools, lightbulbs, Cat-5e, plasterboard, paint, sealant, and Polyfilla
There are a few regimental funds that could provide that, and some of it is available through the system. Unfortunately any work being done on UK military buildings is expressly banned and we have to use the contractors instead.
 
Back on topic, I wonder how the RM feel about their up and coming new role and the equipment it brings. Obviously we wear what we are told when we are told but I’d be interested to hear from currently serving RM what they make of all this.
The RM on board in January had rumours of the C8's coming and seemed to like the idea as they are nice and look cool. They really disliked virtus so will be happy that's getting replaced. But there will be lots of over equipped RMs for some very boring Noddy roles....

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It wasnt me claiming civvies were cheaper, what people mean is it cheaper to hire a civvie to do a job, if you ignore all the other civvies doing other jobs.
I also wasnt suggesting that soldiers should get tasked with bone jobs either, merely that sometimes you have to do something that isnt in you core role, civvies generally wont.
Thats the point that nobody see's or cares about, years back even stewards had a TTW role cannot see sharon/tracey from the pad or some eastern european stagging on in nbc kit next time we stick our nose in somewhere
 
The RM on board in January had rumours of the C8's coming and seemed to like the idea as they are nice and look cool. They really disliked virtus so will be happy that's getting replaced. But there will be lots of over equipped RMs for some very boring Noddy roles....

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At least the Army can get some more Virtus into the system then by re-issuing RM stocks.
 

TamH70

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So instead of a specialised form of Pascal (as for the FA.2), our software types had to learn Ada (for the Typhoon). I didn't care - our team switched from wierd-assed assembler to wierd-assed assembler and C (and eventually C++), so at least we had a career ahead of us 8)
Wasn't that Perspective Pascal, or am I getting my projects mixed up? PerPas was wonderful, and written with MASCOT3 designs in mind :eek:

To this day, I hate Ada and love C...
 
Why are you talking about the RAF? If bins have blown over, generally a soldier will be told to pick them up. A civvie wont.
A crab would put them in wee walled compound in the first place.
 
What you get with "spare" service personnel not currently smiting HM the Queens enemies, is a disciplined force available at short notice. This may be to reinforce or expand in thier specialty or as a scratch unit with various trades and experience to cover just about any task and live rough while doing it.

I did have a much better, longer post written out but it wouldn't load!
I think that happened in 1982 in the Falklands war when they had to take the LPD HMS Intrepid out of reserve and fully man it at very short notice, to join the South Atlantic Task Force, and she was essential for the initial landings with her sister ship, HMS Fearless.
 
It's because the discussion about litter was picked up by a crab who relayed an imaginary conversation between two crusty crabs. I pointed out that a Station WO really ought to be bothering about litter, as it becomes FOD, and that has a direct impact on the operational effectiveness of his unit.

Sorry.
Don't aplogise FFS, Bingate is where it's at.
 
F-4’s vs MiG29’s or SU-27‘S would have diced bravely, but died.
and the Tornado ADV? The same ADV who’s pilots were advised to run away bravely if they thought they‘d run into MiG-29’s in GWI?
You're talking utter hoop. FG1/2 and Skyflash were fine in their role, in Germany and UKAD, if suffering from FI issues towards the end. The ADV had a couple of tricks up its sleeve and the whole point is to be not getting into the merge in the first place. Top Gun with Cruise wasn't a documentary FFS.
 
This is the extended-range MiG-29 that's flying from bases in East Germany (at best) to UK airspace with a full warload, getting into a proper dogfight, and heading home victorious for vodka and medals?

Yeah, you might want to check that.
The SU-27s are also coming around the top without those nice chaps in Kef and Bodø pulling the chocks out, Soviet AAR hasn't been splashed either.
 
You might want to check out what happened when they tested the Fulcrum's cannon system against air-to-air targets. Faulty software meant that only five-round bursts could be fired before things went tits-up. Made no difference, the targets still got twatted. And that was thirty-odd years ago.
There's a decent article written by an F-16 pilot who did an exchange with a German Mig-29 Sqn post reunification, I'll see if I can find it.
 
15 ******* years of
Typhoon cold war warrior - pointless A2A fighter - wasting a fortune desperately trying to make it relevant and throw money to Bae by truing to make it a bomber when it was from day 1 nothing but a fighter.

Suddenly has become it was only a bomber but somehow , through what can only be a cock up of such epic proportions that they got it so wrong it was right ) they managed to build a ground pounder optimised for high altitude manoeuvring and supersonic agility.
I'll put you in touch with a close mate who is a QWI Pilot on the Tyf, and he might 'challenge your assumptions'.
 

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