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DM: RAF probe drunken Red Arrow airman

Old 15th May 2022, 12:56
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Originally Posted by 4everAD View Post
This headline really winds me up, when are people going to realise its Aviator not Airman 🤣
Pilot might have done.
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Old 15th May 2022, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
According to Flightline UK the team are down to seen because two pilots have been posed away on other duties. It goes onto to explain things in general a bit, about how there might not be enough aircraft or if the pilot/crew are sick etc.FB
To be fair, that site is just quoting the RAF statement: https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...-rafat-in-2022
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Old 15th May 2022, 16:55
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FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE PERFORM HERE

Does nobody proof-read anything?
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:22
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Of course they do, It's done by a civvy clerk in MoD PR who can't spell aeroplane so just puts 'jet' instead. Or has 'airman' on a function key, instead of 'pilot'.
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:23
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More or less, no.

So long as a quick spool chick gives a tick in the box, it seems not to matter if a load of old cobblers is published.

We also have that nasty competition for writing the longest sentence. The D Tel often approaches 60 words.

Some time ago I had the privilege of reading a Robert Graves mss. It was fascinating to see his scribbled corrections corrected and corrected again. Good English [I make no personal claim] requires old-fashioned effort.
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:34
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A six ship would be at least symmetrical.
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:37
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Is this really news? I suppose it remains to be seen what the 'inappropriate behaviour' was. I was based at Akrotiri in the early noughties and the Reds were regular visitors for their winter training. They were notable for getting absolutely trollied in the bar, and then taxxing as a 9 ship the following morning and doing some frankly rather impressive flying. They were notorious for trying to pull other guys wives and it was always clear that they had forgotten to pack their morals on the way out of their homes as they headed for Akrotiri. In fact they actually had bets on which team member could 'plough the most wives' in Cyprus.

As human beings they were members of a depraved and obscenely arrogant club and they were widely regarded as complete and utter onanists - real scumbags whose wives undoubtedly had no idea what they got up to on tour.. As pilots however, they were certainly better than me and I really enjoyed watching them, I must be honest. And yes, one of them once spent the best part of 7 weeks trying to bed my wife when I was flying. He got nowhere.

...at least I don't think he did...

...come to think of it, my son has grown up to be a real a$shole...
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:47
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At the risk of being called an ignorant civilian [I am, I am], I diffidently wonder out loud if the Reds are past their sell-by date.

Is there really any demonstrable recruiting value? If not, what else do they achieve, at great cost.

Standing by for incoming.
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:52
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Originally Posted by Baldeep Inminj View Post
Is this really news? I suppose it remains to be seen what the 'inappropriate behaviour' was. I was based at Akrotiri in the early noughties and the Reds were regular visitors for their winter training. They were notable for getting absolutely trollied in the bar, and then taxxing as a 9 ship the following morning and doing some frankly rather impressive flying. They were notorious for trying to pull other guys wives and it was always clear that they had forgotten to pack their morals on the way out of their homes as they headed for Akrotiri. In fact they actually had bets on which team member could 'plough the most wives' in Cyprus.

As human beings they were members of a depraved and obscenely arrogant club and they were widely regarded as complete and utter onanists - real scumbags whose wives undoubtedly had no idea what they got up to on tour.. As pilots however, they were certainly better than me and I really enjoyed watching them, I must be honest. And yes, one of them once spent the best part of 7 weeks trying to bed my wife when I was flying. He got nowhere.

...at least I don't think he did...

...come to think of it, my son has grown up to be a real a$shole...
THAT, for me at least, has got to be one of the funniest punch line submissions for a long time !

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Old 15th May 2022, 18:12
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Going to look weird for the Jubilee fly past then.......
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Old 15th May 2022, 18:18
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For national flypast events, it is intended that the team will consist of all nine aircraft, with experienced RAFAT pilots completing the formation.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...-rafat-in-2022
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Old 15th May 2022, 18:27
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Originally Posted by Haraka View Post
THAT, for me at least, has got to be one of the funniest punch line submissions for a long time !
Concur. And with the rest of Baldeep’s post. I don’t like ‘Elites’ … the RAF is/was a Team effort, with a sharp end that pricks .., oh, what did I mean to say there?
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Old 15th May 2022, 19:51
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Originally Posted by Baldeep Inminj View Post
Is this really news? I suppose it remains to be seen what the 'inappropriate behaviour' was. I was based at Akrotiri in the early noughties and the Reds were regular visitors for their winter training. They were notable for getting absolutely trollied in the bar, and then taxxing as a 9 ship the following morning and doing some frankly rather impressive flying. They were notorious for trying to pull other guys wives and it was always clear that they had forgotten to pack their morals on the way out of their homes as they headed for Akrotiri. In fact they actually had bets on which team member could 'plough the most wives' in Cyprus.

As human beings they were members of a depraved and obscenely arrogant club and they were widely regarded as complete and utter onanists - real scumbags whose wives undoubtedly had no idea what they got up to on tour.. As pilots however, they were certainly better than me and I really enjoyed watching them, I must be honest. And yes, one of them once spent the best part of 7 weeks trying to bed my wife when I was flying. He got nowhere.

...at least I don't think he did...

...come to think of it, my son has grown up to be a real a$shole...
The Fail will love that. Then again a squadron detachment anywhere had its first night madness.
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Old 15th May 2022, 20:24
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
According to Flightline UK the team are down to seen because two pilots have been posed away on other duties. It goes onto to explain things in general a bit, about how there might not be enough aircraft or if the pilot/crew are sick etc.

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Well that might have been inadvertently appropriate!
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Old 15th May 2022, 20:34
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It seems unusual for pilots on an RAFAT tour to be posted to other duties - has that happened before?
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Old 16th May 2022, 00:03
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Originally Posted by Background Noise View Post
To be fair, that site is just quoting the RAF statement: https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...-rafat-in-2022
Which has now been updated to read "moved on"...
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Old 16th May 2022, 00:36
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I was lucky enough to meet them at an event in Hong Kong in October/November 2016. They could not have been better ambassadors for both their service and their country.
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Old 16th May 2022, 02:11
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Over the years I have met them many times and always found them to be arrogant a..holes. No denying their flying ability though.
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Old 16th May 2022, 07:14
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
I was lucky enough to meet them at an event in Hong Kong in October/November 2016. They could not have been better ambassadors for both their service and their country.
Spent a day with them at Scampton earlier that year, total gents (but every RAF pilot is well-behaved on his home patch!)
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Old 16th May 2022, 07:25
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Met them at the roof top bar of our hotel in Nice, we drinking beer after a day of tourist stuff, they drinking non alcoholic prior to heading off to some commitment in red flying suits, absolute gentlemen with whom we chatted, not long after the tragic ejection seat episode. Agree fully with Barksdale Boy.
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