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Old 12th Mar 2023, 20:28
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Originally Posted by BEagle
Remember those little stickers which used to say "The purpose of the air force is to fly and flight. The purpose of those who don't is to support those who do" or somesuch?
Someone put that on their email signature block, and a resident scribbly at the same Unit complained...resulting in Woke Central going harpic!! Must've made the Mess a bit awkward.

Whoever comes next has their work cut out anyway.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 21:44
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‘Penguins’ was in use during WW2 - look for the book ‘Penguin in the Eyrie’ by Hector Bolitho, about his time as an Intelligence Officer in Coastal Command during the war.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 23:42
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My Late Father, a WW2 Pilot always referred to non-Aircrew as 'Penguins'. As has been said earlier 'all flap and no fly'.
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 06:28
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Being of modest stature (ie a shortarse) I was said to look like a penguin as I waddled along in my 'British Warm'. One of my leaving presents was a little penguin (which I still have) - never realised that someone was taking the P one double S!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 07:55
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Bigoted Idiot.
Oh dear!
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 14:44
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To summarise: etymology traced to WW II.

Are there any earlier sightings of the friendly insult?
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 14:54
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
To summarise: etymology traced to WW II.

Are there any earlier sightings of the friendly insult?
Anyway, after a brief hijack, back to next CAS. Iíve done a bit of digging but other than those mentioned, no definitive. There will, of course, be a new WO RAF but again, nothing official yet.
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 00:44
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Originally Posted by rolling20
With the RAF looking to become fully inclusive, they should open the doors to any candidate who hasn't served, been a citizen of this country, is gender fluid, has no interest in flying and is not suitably qualified for the post.
The way the world is going, it won't be too far away.
Obviously the ideal candidate

To me, the incoming CAS needs to do one basic thing, put the RAF first & foremost al all times. That might result in a few ruffled feathers, O Dear. & certainly no more closing of once famous operational airfields.

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Old 17th Mar 2023, 01:12
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Originally Posted by kaikohe76
Obviously the ideal candidate

To me, the incoming CAS needs to do one basic thing, put the RAF first & foremost al all times. That might result in a few ruffled feathers, O Dear. & certainly no more closing of once famous operational airfields.
Hear Hear!

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Old 17th Mar 2023, 17:01
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My Late Father, a WW2 Pilot always referred to non-Aircrew as 'Penguins'. As has been said earlier 'all flap and no fly'.
Nimrod Line Flight at RAF St. Mawgan had that very motto, and their bar was called The Penguin Club.
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Old 18th Mar 2023, 11:59
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Apologies for slight thread drift:



Gosh, I wish I'd had such an authoritative finger....!
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 08:18
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Apologies for slight thread drift:

Gosh, I wish I'd had such an authoritative finger....!
If only lack of authority had been Wiggy's problem. If only. His reforms to station and support structures are going to take years to unf*ck.
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Easy Street
If only lack of authority had been Wiggy's problem. If only. His reforms to station and support structures are going to take years to unf*ck.
That's as long as they get stopped reasonably soon....after implementation....
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 10:36
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In February 2022 Turner was temporarily suspended after complaints from neighbours who told police they had seen him naked in his garden. He was not arrested or charged.
How long can you keep a very capable Air Marshal on gardening leave ('paid' by all accounts) - "to err is human, to forgive is divine"?
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 11:51
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Originally Posted by Gulf Flyer
How long can you keep a very capable Air Marshal on gardening leave ('paid' by all accounts) - "to err is human, to forgive is divine"?
So far it is only you who said he is in the RAF and on paid leave.

By 'all accounts' you say... that will be just yours I guess. Poor effort at thread deviation, whatever your agenda.
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 16:21
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In February 2022 Turner was temporarily suspended after complaints from neighbours who told police they had seen him naked in his garden. He was not arrested or charged.
How long can you keep a very capable Air Marshal on gardening leave ('paid' by all accounts) - "to err is human, to forgive is divine"?
I'm pretty sure he left........

[edited to add:]

Seems to be CEO of Space4Sight.

https://www.space4sight.com
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Gulf Flyer
How long can you keep a very capable Air Marshal on gardening leave ('paid' by all accounts) - "to err is human, to forgive is divine"?
If he feels brave enough to broach this rather prickly subject, GF could always send him an email according to https://www.space4sight.com/how-to-reach-us

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Old 19th Mar 2023, 18:57
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Originally Posted by Jackonicko
Hmmm.

I'm told that the interviews were on Tuesday 21stÖ... I am now being told that he has got the job, as of today.
Does that mean an early bath for Wigston, or has he put in a full term?
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Old 19th Mar 2023, 19:44
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Does that mean an early bath for Wigston, or has he put in a full term?
Three years appears to be the average, as he took over the steering wheel on 26 July 2019, then yes, come in No.29, your time is up. Not withstanding a couple of former CAS' with two times in the post, at reckon Wigston to be No. 29.

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Old 19th Mar 2023, 20:50
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy
Three years appears to be the average, as he took over the steering wheel on 26 July 2019, then yes, come in No.29, your time is up. Not withstanding a couple of former CAS' with two times in the post, at reckon Wigston to be No. 29.

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RAF chief to stay in role until 2023

Originally Posted by forces.net on 19th July 2022

The head of the Royal Air Force is set to stay in his role until the summer of 2023.

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, will stay in the role for one more year, instead of stepping down after three years in the job this summer.

The extension to his time in the job was made when Admiral Sir Tony Radakin was appointed the new Chief of Defence Staff.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston took over as the head of the RAF in July 2019.

Previously, he had served as the Commander of British Forces in Cyprus and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff.

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