Typhoon pilots sent home after 'night out'

#1
Two RAF Typhoon pilots due to fly missions over Libya were sent back to the UK for "inappropriate behaviour", it has emerged.

Linkey

ooopps slap on the wrists for the brylcream boys.

But as we are short of qualified pilots no doubt they will be sent back out on the next Duvet resupply
 

the_boy_syrup

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#3
No feed from the MoD rep?

RAF Pilots sent home directly or will they divert via the Bahamas for a week with "technical issues"

Op Ellamy gone dry now apparently

That'll be the same Op Ellamy were conditions are so hard they're squealing for a medal?
 
#4
Big deal, I bet the bomber crews who flew from the Lincolnshire bases in the Second World War were a bit ropey of a morning on occasion too.
 
#6
Its all relevant though, a Typhoon does most of the work these days therefore Biggles can sober up on the way to blitzing an evil Lybian skip . At least one poor bugger had to be compus mentus in a Hampden or Stirling I imagine :)
 

the_boy_syrup

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#7
IIRC in a couple of books drinking before Ops was frowned on even then
Last thing you want is someone falling asleep when over Germany
I assume if someone had been found in heir position unable to fly they would have been branded LMF and stripped of rank and flying brevets
 
#8
Inappropriate behavior in the RAF = Suggesting working on a weekend!!!!!!
 
#9
Personnally, I don't believe that the RAF chaps had been drinking as that is classed as a manly hobby.

If they had been returned to the UK after being found blowing each other off or being the centre pieces of a 7 way bukkake then yes, I'd believe the report.
 
#10
IIRC in a couple of books drinking before Ops was frowned on even then
Last thing you want is someone falling asleep when over Germany
I assume if someone had been found in heir position unable to fly they would have been branded LMF and stripped of rank and flying brevets
With the noise and low temperatures of the aircraft in those days (they weren't heated or insulated) nor were they pressurised, falling asleep was the least of their worries. Plenty of other action to maintain awareness and attention when over enemy territory.
 
#11
Things have obviously changed a bit. I can remember a certain Jaguar Sqn from Brüggen circa mid 70s, who left their bum prints on the ceiling of the Officers Mess at a certain Luftwaffe base, whilst on exersise there. There were no consequences even though photos were taken that the CO got to see, and he was strict on disipline, so much so that the officers were literally frightened of him. Then there was the morning briefing from which a certain navigator was missing. When the others were asked where he was, the answer was "missing believed pissed". Which was exactly the case.

PS "is understood to have led to a temporary alcohol ban for other RAF personnel serving in the Mediterranean." What!!! On detachment and no booze! How can the RAF function?
 
#12
I can't see the problem myself. During Herrick 4 I'd routinely nip into downtown Sangin for a swift jar and a toke after a long, taxing day blowing civilians up. Work hard, play hard.
 
#14
Big deal, I bet the bomber crews who flew from the Lincolnshire bases in the Second World War were a bit ropey of a morning on occasion too.
Probably, a nigh over enemy territory does leave one lacking freshness. They may even have had a quick swig of rum on the flight there and back... to night bomb.
 
#15
What kind a gay, commie, uberslack kind of organisation uses phrases like "inappropriate" anyway?
Oh yeah. The Crabs.

I think the sauce was just the lubricant for bad behaviour. My money's on a spot of naked bar followed by fisticuffs with The Wop.

Either way they held on too tight and lost their edge, wrote checks their asses couldn't cash and crashed and burned.
 
#16
Non-news and it is a shame it has hit the papers. We all know of fellow mil personnel who have had one to many when they should not. Quick punishment is usually all that happens, but not being spread all over the papers.
 
#17
There may be hope for the blue jobs after all, they may not all be whining effeminate workshy civilians crammed into undersized toy uniforms and talking a complete load of bollocks all of the time....

...but then that would be optimism and a pessimist is after all, just an experienced optimist.
 
#18
How do these stories get into the paper? I presume the MoD aren't in the habit of sending out press releases about such things, and it would seem strange that an RAF bod would want to embarrass their service and put their own career at risk by blabbing to the papers.
 
#19
Servicemen (women) drinking alcohol! Whatever next?

I hope and pray that I never, ever, read in the papers, that a British serviceman or woman, has been caught fighting!
 
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