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COVID and the Military

Old 16th Mar 2020, 17:28
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Unhappy CORONA VIRUS /MILITARY AIRCRAFT

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What I want to know IF there is a lock down in the UK will Military Aircraft ie: RAF or NATO be allowed to fly???
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:37
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All UK military aircraft will be grounded and our skies left completely undefended.

Warning: this message may not reflect official government policy.

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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:41
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 19:03
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If commercial airliners are not grounded, why would the military? At the moment, itís only passengers that canít fly.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 19:13
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Trips around the Bay of Biscay anyone?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 19:27
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Let’s face it - FL500+ in a Typhoon is as about as physically separated from other people as you can get......
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 19:38
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OP is a Ruskie spy / Newshound. Wanting easy research into UK ltd defences.
After all the Russians have not stopped football matches so why would their Air Force
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 20:07
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I call your hand and raise you a chortle
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 23:06
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What I want to know IF there is a lock down in the UK will Military Aircraft ie: RAF or NATO be allowed to fly???
Maybe, maybe not.....but Operation Deny Easter canít be far away.....
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Grrr

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Re my it should have read WOULD not WILL. That will teach me not to put things on the site WITHOUT PREVIEWING IT.
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Old 18th Mar 2020, 06:55
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Please dont shout. Ive got a headache and a high temperature.
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Old 18th Mar 2020, 07:03
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Too much Vin Rouge?

Do you see what I did there?!

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Old 18th Mar 2020, 11:38
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In November 1957 most of the UK military fell foul of the Asian Flu epidemic. Many RAF stations were forced to close as the Sick Quarters and medics became overwhelmed. I was serving at Church Fenton (not a happy place) on night fighters at the time when the station closed down almost completely for several weeks. I was one of the lucky ones who get sent home fully fit but went down with flu the day before I was due to return and had a further two weeks recuperating.

Anyone still around with memories from those heady days?
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 07:19
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Just a thought........

As it's a mainly respiritory virus, could it be down to Vaping cheap chinese e-liquids....?
Every day I see clouds of steam in high-streets and emitted from vehicles that are far bigger in size that a tobacco exhale!

Is this the nail in the coffin for vaping and a tax-relief for Govt Tobacco revenue???
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 08:04
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As it's a mainly respiritory virus, could it be down to Vaping cheap chinese e-liquids....?
Every day I see clouds of steam in high-streets and emitted from vehicles that are far bigger in size that a tobacco exhale!

Is this the nail in the coffin for vaping and a tax-relief for Govt Tobacco revenue???
No, it would be down to the COVID-19 virus that is transmitted via contact, surface contamination and airborne droplets. If you're stupid enough to be sharing an e-cigarette then you're probably going to get it (from somewhere else).
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 08:04
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https://www.nellis.af.mil/About/Pres...at-nellis-afb/

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Nellis AFB

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A NATO service member at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the first confirmed case at Nellis.

The service member, who was at the base for Red Flag 20-2, entered isolation at the time of symptom onset and will remain in isolation in accordance with CDC protocols. The service member has received medical treatment.

We are following CDC guidance for personnel who had close contact with the affected individual.

Flight operations for Red Flag 20-2 had already concluded and participating personnel are in the process of returning to their home stations.

Nellis AFB continues to work closely with our federal, state, and local health officials to ensure our detection and response efforts are coordinated. Nellis AFB leadership will constantly monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 08:35
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I'll drink to that

With recent renewed interest in anti malarial drugs involving quinine, the military should encourage more drinking of G & T.

The tonic for health benefit (quinine), and the gin as an alcohol wipe; as least for the lips, mouth, and throat.
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 08:57
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Anyone still around with memories from those heady days?
I were now't but a kid in those days, still at primary school in Australia. A couple of weeks not feeling very well, as I recall. I wonder if it gave us any immunity against this thing? (Yes, I know this isn't a flu, but we can hope).
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 09:13
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What I want to know IF there is a lock down in the UK will Military Aircraft ie: RAF or NATO be allowed to fly???
Of course not! Most Aircrew will be re-assigned for this vital role (Or is it vital roll?)


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On 24/1957 I had just had my first flight in a T33 at RCAF Gimli and had fallen in love with jets. Next day I felt a bit rough (didn't imbibe then) but just had to get back in the jet. Next morning collapsed when shaving and woke up in a bed in the corridor of sick quarters two days later. It was then 3 months before I got back into the bird. It had been thought that I had knackered my heart and I very nearly didn't make it. I was young and stupid but it taught me a lesson.

When I got back home the RAF insisted that the Canadians couldn't teach us to fly so I had to suffer the Vampire T11. Chalk and cheese! I still drool at the remembrance of the Tbird.
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