RedCoat2009 said:Scrapping the RAF does not equal no aircraft. We merely transfer the mission to those more capable: The RNAS for all fast jet ops, and the Army Air Corps get all the helicopters.
For strat and tac airlift, we place that mission in the hands of the RN. The do long range deployment by sea, air should be fairly easy to adapt.
Face it, the job will get do, more efficiently, and a lot cheaper as well.
1. What evidence do you base for FLEET to be more capable of running an air campaign than AIR?
2. If your logic is that long range deployment by sea could adapt to doing air, why would you not want the RN to be subsumed by the RAF- if it is so easy to adapt in fact if you are planning a campaign based on 600kt assets getting on target with millisecond precision surely you would find it easy to get a 40kt destroyer to roughly the right spot on the ocean easier than vice versa?
your profile name is appropriate for someone with a 19th century grasp of modern combined joint ops.