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RAAF off to UAE

Old 14th Sep 2014, 04:37
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RAAF off to UAE

Eight Super Hornets plus a KC-30A and an E-7A heading to UAE for operations vs. ISIS. Additional C-130 and C-17's in line as well plus SAS unit.

Stay safe chaps and chapesses!
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 05:03
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Best of luck to everyone involved, including many friends of mine.

Stay safe.

P.s "fast jets don't deploy."
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Yes, stay safe.


The PM said the coalition (so far) with Australia includes US, UK (unsure about Scotland!!), Canada, France, UAE and Jordan.


It would be good to see Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt too, to provide more ME support to the Western forces. Otherwise, it's a case of here we go again...
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All the Best to them all. Stay Safe Ladies and Gents...Also same to my Tonka Brethren.
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Am I alone in believing the US made a serious mistake in not agreeing that Iran should be part of the anti-IS coalition? At times like this old enmities need to be buried. What a great opportunity for Iran and US to shake hands and get on with the job of wiping out these sadistic thugs.
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If it was only going after ISIS in Iraq yes, but since we might be going against them in Syria without Syrian permission maybe not. Who knows its to complicated.
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God speed.

One hopes that their RoE is....(ahem)...'appropriate.. '.
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Rather ironic that 1 Sqn returns to the desert..

No. 1 Squadron is located at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland, and controlled by No. 82 Wing, which is part of Air Combat Group. Its mission responsibilities include air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. The squadron is nicknamed the "Fighting First". The blazon of its crest is "the Australian Kookaburra in a diving position superimposed on the cross of Jerusalem", which symbolises the Victoria Cross-winning action of No. 1 Squadron pilot Frank McNamara in Palestine during World War I. The unit motto is Videmus Agamus ("We see and we strike").
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What resources are other members of the 'coalition' providing? UK in particular.
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Good luck boys and girls - good to see Australia has the cojones to commit and kill.
And good hunting too.
Finally all that training gets put to use for real.
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Did the USA make a mistake by not allowing Iran to participate?

With Obama, Kerry, Hagel, and Dempsey running things.....what could possibly go wrong?

The one thing we know for a fact is the Australian's have proven yet again what reliable Allies they are. Hopefully, we shall be so in the future when y'all need Us.
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What resources are other members of the 'coalition' providing? UK in particular.


Google "Operation Shader"
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Originally Posted by HaveQuick2
What resources are other members of the 'coalition' providing? UK in particular.


Google "Operation Shader"
Interestingly I just did, not a lot comes up. I know it exists and what it is as I'm on the periphery but sometimes Google isn't your friend


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The Oz government has moved the country to a higher security alert level so I'm guessing there is some intel on ISIS et al that needs to be sorted out with a friendly introduction.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 16:00
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Google "Operation Shader"
- I meant in terms of bombing the barstewards, actually, which is what I assume Oz/the 'coalition' is looking at.
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Google RAF Operation Shader

Ex RAF SAC David Haines lost his life earlier today.

Let's hope we can get back at those who carried out this horrible act.

RIP
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I would wish our mates of the Aussie forces the best of luck, but they don't need it. Professionals all they will make their own luck, and hopefully make major inroads into the IS guano. Thanks as well to a country that steps up to the plate when our own PM seems to be hand wringing and discombobulating to avoid having to explain why Britain no longer has a serious war fighting capability. Go Aussies, make Camoron look like the wuss he really is.

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To Binnie's boys and girls:
Stay safe and kick ass.
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Best wishes to a great bunch of professionals.

I have memories of listening in on tactical frequencies when 75 RAAF went 2v2 or 4v4 against 74 RAF. Whilst 74 made a lot of noise on frequency, all we heard from 75 was "Fox 2, splash one" etc etc.

The RAAf flypast over Kuala Lumpur in (69) was good too ... 32 Mirage III from 3 and 75, with a couple of spares/whippers, who recovered to Tengah gently drifting into 4-ships at 5-mile spacing for run and break. I was in Local, and occasionally got the chance to say ... "Magpie 8, land in turn, 6 ahead and 8 on the runway". They were cooool operators, and I doubt much has changed.

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Originally Posted by Boudreaux Bob
Did the USA make a mistake by not allowing Iran to participate?
We had a choice: Iran or Saudi Arabia.

SA informed us that if Iran was in, they were out.

SA is much more aligned to our overall political goals than Iran - Iran supports Assad keeping control of Syria.

We also don't want Iran & Iraq becoming "best buds".
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