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Olympic Flame

Old 19th May 2012, 07:18
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Olympic Flame

After the past week or so media coverage of the Olympic Flame I feel it finally settles the debate for whose service should control the UKs military aviation toys...

For simplicity for our impeccable media, the RAF should own/operate all military aviation. Therefore, after their meticulous research, they would not make little slips ups such as "RAF Culdrose", red & grey Sea King rescue credited to the RAF, any helicopter/aircrew belongs to the light blue service etc.

As for corporate knowledge, ability, ethos... and actually exercise in field conditions (train hard/realistically, fight easy) we'll forget about that. So brevets to all, no secondary duties, jobs for the boys and DFCs all round.
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Old 19th May 2012, 07:48
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For simplicity for our impeccable media, the RAF should own/operate all military aviation.
So this idea appeals to simpletons?
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Old 19th May 2012, 07:51
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That's no way to talk about the Canadians, Dutch or Russians, WEBF...
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Old 19th May 2012, 08:06
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I guess 'Dick Whittington' wasn't a RNAS Pilot either...
Shame 'Hugh Jardon' was not available today; I hear he is a good pilot
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Old 19th May 2012, 08:26
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If it had been an RAF SAR cab delivering the flame to Land's End thay would have been late........too busy landing on a beach to buy ice creams!
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Old 19th May 2012, 11:00
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It was after all an RAF crewman that completed the necessary paperwork and trials for the RN to fly the torch..........
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Old 19th May 2012, 11:08
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Waited outside my house to see it drive by - gave up after 15 minutes. Find out it was already 20 minutes late arriving at Helston.

Are the Olympics being sponsored by the train companies?
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Old 19th May 2012, 14:09
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"It was after all an RAF crewman that completed the necessary paperwork and trials for the RN to fly the torch.......... "

Well we never said the RAF was completely useless! A glimpse of the future? The Royal Administration Force perhaps?
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Old 19th May 2012, 14:46
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Well we never said the RAF was completely useless! A glimpse of the future? The Royal Administration Force perhaps?
It's very sad but it does appear to be heading that way
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Old 19th May 2012, 15:11
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Olympic Flame ? I thought this thread would have been about certain ME navigators as in they go around the world but never go out
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Old 19th May 2012, 16:54
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Seems like a certain RN crew are taking the Michael

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Old 19th May 2012, 17:07
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Old 19th May 2012, 18:18
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I made my earlier remark in jest and meant no offence by it of course, but on reflection it is worrying that the RAF in particular (and the other services in their turn) are relegating fine, highly trained and competent aviators to 'desk jobs' as a result of the cuts (too few cockpits). I firmly believe all three armed services were under strength when the ConDems came to power and reducing our armed forces further benefits nobody. The treasury plays divide and conquer and we fall for it again and again. Lets hope better days are ahead of us...
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Old 19th May 2012, 18:27
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Top photo. Well played.
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Old 19th May 2012, 19:16
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I guess 'Dick Whittington' wasn't a RNAS Pilot either...
and here was I thinking it wasn't forum etiquette to discuss serving military personnel

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...ml#post7175674

On second thoughts, probably an overreaction by me

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Old 20th May 2012, 07:59
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I am beginning to wish I applied to carry the torch, there is one on eBay with the clothing at the moment at over 6000 delivered post use

London 2012 Olympic Torch | eBay


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Old 20th May 2012, 09:01
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Thanks for the Finnpog. Wish it had been me who took it.

The link is to the person who took it / had it sent to them.
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Old 20th May 2012, 09:46
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Good one!

[Best get your camera lens sorted though, as it seems to be widening everything on the right..]
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Old 20th May 2012, 10:02
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Well Done 771 - 101 is all I can say .... I am wondering too how well in-briefed Mr A was? That's one hell of a Cornetto he has...can you get one of those at the local corner shop?

BTW - I think a certain ice cream manufacturer should consider regular donations of product to all UK SAR bases forthwith!

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