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Old 18th Oct 2019, 20:57
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Today was XIII Sqn's turn for recognition. 50+ members of the Stabbed Cats receiving the Shader OSM (without clasp) at a ceremony held at RAF Waddington.

Congratulations to all of them for a job well done.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 11:12
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So if you get streamed Pilot - ISTAR out of EFT, does that encompass MQ-9B, Poseidon, Wedgetail, Rivet Joint, Shadow and Sentinel, or only the MQ-9B?

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Old 19th Oct 2019, 19:50
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Originally Posted by The...Bird View Post
So if you get streamed Pilot - ISTAR out of EFT, does that encompass MQ-9B, Poseidon, Wedgetail, Rivet Joint, Shadow and Sentinel, or only the MQ-9B?
At the moment the MQ-9B route is that platform only with the possibility to move to P-8, E-7 etc through competitive selection post TRoS on MQ-9, I'm not sure how it works with those going to MQ-9B from a "Pilot" selection route (of course there is the recruitment distinction of "Pilot and RPAS(Pilot)" currently)
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 20:33
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
FWIW I couldnít care less what badge the RPAS pilots wear. If it has been deemed appropriate for them to wear the RAF flying badge then so be it. As a current RAF pilot it doesnít offend me in the slightest.

Times have changed. I mean no offense to BEagle and Timelord but I donít think it matters what long-since retired pilots think. Reaper is a vital part of our current frontline inventory. The people who fly them are pilots.

Has anyone ever become annoyed that WW2 Spitfire Pilots got awarded the RAF flying badge after such a short training regime?

Mr Viking,

I think the point about Spitfire pilots, or any world war 2 aircrew, isn't the length of time they spent learning to achieve perfection. They earned their wings even if the first day they flew into the wild blue yonder, they never returned.

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Old 20th Oct 2019, 03:20
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I am in violent agreement with you.

That post (from nearly six months ago) was not intended to criticise the bravest of the brave. I think you are taking it slightly out of context.

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