Santa swaps sleigh for helicopter

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Father Christmas has been provided with alternative transport to schools and hospitals around Shropshire and its neighbouring counties thanks to the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury.

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#2
Just as every flying station in all three services do, every year. Where's the news in this?

And why are the RAF claiming it for themselves when most of those actually flying the Santa drops from Shawbury weren't in the RAF?

Another non-story from the great RAF spin machine, who don't even know what type of aircraft 60 sqn fly and can't recognise a Griffin in their own picture. :roll:
 

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#3
It cheered the kids up.
Let them have their moment of glory.
 
#5
Just as every flying station in all three services do, every year. Where's the news in this?

And why are the RAF claiming it for themselves when most of those actually flying the Santa drops from Shawbury weren't in the RAF?

Another non-story from the great RAF spin machine, who don't even know what type of aircraft 60 sqn fly and can't recognise a Griffin in their own picture. :roll:
Another person moaning at automated feed - gotta love it! I was going to moan at what was on TV today - instead I changed the channel. :)
 
#6
Postman Pat? :?

[video=youtube;mu1YbGsm7jk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu1YbGsm7jk&feature=mr_meh&list=PL709DF61F F55DC9F9&lf=results_video&index=12&playnext=0[/video]
 
#7
Another person moaning at automated feed - gotta love it! I was going to moan at what was on TV today - instead I changed the channel. :)
The wonks at MOD do check their automagic dits to see how many PR brownie points they are getting…
 
#11
I guess my photo of Father Christmas manning a GPMG is not really that newsworthy seeing as the RAF propaganda machine haven't used it.
B'ah Humbug
 
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#12
I guess my photo of Father Christmas manning a GPMG is not really that newsworthy seeing as the RAF propaganda machine haven't used it.
Might have worked if you'd captioned it as RAF Regiment. A Rock on stag with a GPMG is about as believable as Santa.
 
#13
Another non-story from the great RAF spin machine, who don't even know what type of aircraft 60 sqn fly and can't recognise a Griffin in their own picture. :roll:
Cant recognise the helicopter? The caption underneath seems pretty accurate.

A Griffin helicopter from the 60 (Reserve) Squadron RAF sets Father Christmas and his helper Elf down in a snowy Shropshire field
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
 
#14
MOD said:

A Griffin helicopter from the 60 (Reserve) Squadron RAF sets Father Christmas and his helper Elf down in a snowy Shropshire field
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
Cant recognise the helicopter? The caption underneath seems pretty accurate.
i'm not a betting man and i do have my wah-shield up, but given that the caption says it's a Griffin and it looks exactly like a Griffin - i'd say there is a good chance it is a Griffin?:

look: RAF - Griffin HT1



wah-shield down.

happy new year.
 
#15
i'm not a betting man and i do have my wah-shield up, but given that the caption says it's a Griffin and it looks exactly like a Griffin - i'd say there is a good chance it is a Griffin?:

look: RAF - Griffin HT1



wah-shield down.

happy new year.
Someone at the start of the thread implied that the article failed to recognise what the helicopter was. I just pointed out that the picture was labeled correctly.
 
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