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13th Nov 2017, 20:45
Replies: 43
Views: 17,508
Posted By Pheasant

What has not been mentioned anywhere above is the...

What has not been mentioned anywhere above is the dilemma the UK finds itself in and the impact on retention. Whilst the huge deficit is suppressing public sector pay, and thus that of the Forces,...
12th Oct 2016, 17:28
Replies: 29
Views: 13,321
Posted By Pheasant

The statement only said governance. There is no...

The statement only said governance. There is no reason why it can't stay Army badged.
3rd Sep 2016, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 5,362
Posted By Pheasant

The primary purpose of RN rescue aircraft at...

The primary purpose of RN rescue aircraft at Culdrose and Prestwick was civilian SAR - funded by the DTI. The RN continue to provide SAR with their helicopters.
19th Jan 2016, 18:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Posted By Pheasant

Devil As 28Sqn is re-forming on Trafalgar Day will it...

As 28Sqn is re-forming on Trafalgar Day will it be an RN Sqn?
19th Jan 2016, 18:53
Replies: 28
Views: 8,460
Posted By Pheasant

I think Nelson Wardroom and land will go to the...

I think Nelson Wardroom and land will go to the university. The frieze etc will probably go into the Museum or the refurbished Old Naval Academy Wardroom.
14th Oct 2015, 14:10
Replies: 34
Views: 6,914
Posted By Pheasant

....and only 17 Merlin. Page 7 is a bizarre page...

....and only 17 Merlin. Page 7 is a bizarre page with strange groupings, obsolete aircraft listed and others completely missing - and that is just the aircraft.
25th Mar 2015, 13:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pheasant

As far as I am aware there is only one length of...

As far as I am aware there is only one length of nylon lashing used in the RN.
19th Feb 2015, 17:02
Replies: 25
Views: 7,041
Posted By Pheasant

New CO Culdrose is a SHAR pilot.

New CO Culdrose is a SHAR pilot.
11th Feb 2015, 16:44
Replies: 37
Views: 11,715
Posted By Pheasant

Good thing Mrs Moon didn't ask about [email protected] Had...

Good thing Mrs Moon didn't ask about [email protected] Had she done so and then asked about total aircraft numbers she would probably be gobsmacked at the total number of FW required to produce the [email protected] number....
29th Jan 2015, 09:49
Replies: 128
Views: 16,041
Posted By Pheasant

Mini, I am sure things re number of staff...

Mini, I am sure things re number of staff officers are different now but they weren't back in the late '90s. The RAF was vastly overmanned compared to the RN. However, the real issue is that...
28th Jan 2015, 13:10
Replies: 128
Views: 16,041
Posted By Pheasant

Engines has hit the nail on the head re rank and...

Engines has hit the nail on the head re rank and number inflation. For the RN the problem really started in the '90s when Jointery reared its ugly head. If I take the Joint Helicopter Command...
16th Jan 2015, 22:37
Replies: 128
Views: 16,041
Posted By Pheasant

Nothing to do with the number of ships. The...

Nothing to do with the number of ships. The number of "stars" is driven by the requirement at that level both in UK Mil jobs and in Joint jobs within NATO and Allied organisations. As UK plc wishes...
16th Jan 2015, 20:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Pheasant

All RN RW aircrew are SAR trained and will...

All RN RW aircrew are SAR trained and will continue to be so ad infinitum. UK SAR is just the transfer of the shore based SAR requirement to civvies hands. The FAA will continue with maritime SAR as...
8th Jan 2015, 14:15
Replies: 44
Views: 7,237
Posted By Pheasant

UJC will accept the official Defence Discount...

UJC will accept the official Defence Discount Card as ID.
31st Oct 2014, 20:56
Replies: 21
Views: 9,398
Posted By Pheasant

I cannot think of a better recipient than JB....

I cannot think of a better recipient than JB. Mentor to many, a display pilot natural and a jolly nice bloke. His main mission in life is to enthuse others in the art of aviation - we love him to...
26th Oct 2014, 18:51
Replies: 80
Views: 36,692
Posted By Pheasant

JTO, My statement still holds true (unless...

JTO,

My statement still holds true (unless different for the RAF?). The way it is defined may have changed but I am not aware that Servicemen are paid an additional amount i.e. overtime. If my...
26th Oct 2014, 08:10
Replies: 80
Views: 36,692
Posted By Pheasant

Leon, AFAIK the BBMF is funded in the same...

Leon,

AFAIK the BBMF is funded in the same was as HMS VICTORY and the National Army Museum. Each Service is permitted to fund one unit from public monies.

I am not sure your time was "free". ...
9th Oct 2014, 09:10
Replies: 452
Views: 92,430
Posted By Pheasant

Which Merlins have deployed with RFA Argus?

Which Merlins have deployed with RFA Argus?
12th Sep 2014, 08:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By Pheasant

Actually yes. The RN has significant records of...

Actually yes. The RN has significant records of OAS, grading and EFT scores. An analysis conducted about 10 years ago demonstrated the whilst OAS scores gave almost no prediction of future success,...
12th Sep 2014, 08:31
Replies: 19
Views: 4,458
Posted By Pheasant

I am a bit out of date but I suspect not a lot...

I am a bit out of date but I suspect not a lot has changed in principle. The demands on overall ability to succeed in the training for Lynx/Wildcat are higher than for Merlin thus, in theory, those...
11th Sep 2014, 21:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By Pheasant

Lofty, I can see no reason why you shouldn't...

Lofty,

I can see no reason why you shouldn't see your report. As far as similarities are concerned I would not expect the grading to be transferable. The army are looking for rotary only and much...
11th Sep 2014, 20:58
Replies: 19
Views: 4,458
Posted By Pheasant

1mag1n3, Many moons ago I was in your...

1mag1n3,

Many moons ago I was in your position and ended up accepting O. For a while I regretted my decision - the O course is hard! However, I stuck with it and had a fantastic time and a good...
9th Sep 2014, 11:22
Replies: 452
Views: 92,430
Posted By Pheasant

Is there a date for the handover of the RAF...

Is there a date for the handover of the RAF Merlin Force to the RN? I heard somewhere that it is this month.
20th Aug 2014, 18:18
Replies: 10
Views: 3,483
Posted By Pheasant

Assuming you are acceptable to the career...

Assuming you are acceptable to the career Managers i.e. you are worth transferring, I would expect you to complete a short-ish Navalisation course at BRNC and then into the flying stream.
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28th Jul 2014, 20:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pheasant

Happy Piper?

I give up. Who IS the happy(not) RAF piper who announces the medal ceremony in the swimming pool in the commonwealth Games. She looks about to wrap her hand in she is so happy.
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