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Sky News: "Defence chiefs predict peril..."

The other V bomber airfields were, Finningley, Cottesmore, Marham and Marham. None of those are in Lincolnshire.
And the Ruskies still never found Lincolnshire anyway. Neither did a lot of other people.

Coningsby is the oft forgotten V-base in Lincolnshire. Quite easy to ignore the county when hammering up and down the A1, which will also take you past another V-base at Wittering. :)
 

Yokel

LE
Back to the grey zone:

Royal Marine commandos on mission to disrupt and confuse

Small groups of Royal Marine commandos will be deployed on covert missions overseas to operate in the “grey zone” between peace and war where they can disrupt enemy activity.

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Rogers, commanding officer of 40 Commando, said that they would carry out “special operations” in sensitive places where a conventional deployment would increase political risk.

Commandos will take on the role of special forces so that the “highest end troops” are free to focus on the most demanding operations, he said.

Tasks could include deception operations where commandos send fake electronic transmissions to confuse adversaries, or missions to disrupt online systems and deceive enemy forces by making them think UK troops are positioned elsewhere.

Rogers told a conference at the Royal United Services Institute think tank that special operations referred to normal activity in unusual or sensitive places where sending large numbers of troops would cause problems for the government.

He said “special operations are now no longer the preserve of special forces” and that under the Future Commando Force programme the Marines would take on some of their roles to “ease the burden”.

What is more, terrorist threats and hostile state activity are overlapping and they are on a global scale,” he added, noting that the Future Commando Force programme needed to increase the Marines’ ability and capacity to operate in a “sub-threshold” space, a type of warfare where armed clashes are avoided.

By stopping the adversary operating in that area between peace and war, this could in turn prevent such activities leading to all-out conflict. Rogers added that the UK needed to ensure there was a “cost to malign activity below the threshold of conflict”.

Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd, fleet commander of the navy, told the conference that the military needed to recognise that the UK’s adversaries sought to win battles without having to take part in a conventional war.

That meant troops needed to be more proactive but still able to fight in a full-blown conflict. “When deterrence fails, we go to a shooting war very quickly indeed”, he said.
 

Yokel

LE
Not sure why that got a funny.

There was talk of basing small numbers of Royal Marines (a troop?) aboard the new offshore patrol vessels that are going to be forward deployed. However they do not not have an embarked aircraft or real firepower.

I suspect that part of responding to grey zone threats will be things like presence and demonstrating will. Nature abhors a vacuum.
 
Coningsby is the oft forgotten V-base in Lincolnshire. Quite easy to ignore the county when hammering up and down the A1, which will also take you past another V-base at Wittering. :)
Waddington?

One of my houses was very nearby and the air thingy in the wall was the size of an old speaker with layers of charcoal

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QRK2

LE
Not sure why that got a funny.

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Rogers, commanding officer of 40 Commando, said that they would carry out “special operations” in sensitive places where a conventional deployment would increase political risk.

Commandos will take on the role of special forces so that the “highest end troops” are free to focus on the most demanding operations, he said.
 

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