For 'disbanded' read 'suspended animation' until the arrival into service of the F35 JSF Lightning II at which point 617 will be the first operational squadron with this aircraft.
Its the Tornados that are going but they are not sure where they are going to be parked up.
not sure if it was a squarebasher item in the eye,but it would appear to cost £1.5m each to send aircrew to the US to be trained,however the RAF seems determined to have an OCU in the UK taking the cost to £4.5m per aircrew.
'Tuffy, old bean, would you mind awfully running a nice puff piece in the rag. It's just that the big chief is getting terribly shirty about lack of light blue news in the last 48 hours. Any old rubbish will do, just get the words 'Dambusters,' 'saved' and 'cuts' in the headline. The consultancy chaps think it'll be really whizzo, and with all that nonsense regarding the attack on Bastion, we don't want people linking the RAF and Force Protection right now and perhaps getting the wrong message. Another G & T?'