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26th Sep 2022, 21:36
Replies: 266
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Posted By oldmansquipper

OMG! 🫢.

Reading through this, it looks like a Flt Lt was responsible!…….The boundah, how dare he?

See…….The VSOs had nothing to do with it. Probably be put down to a sort of administrative ‘pilot error’ I...
22nd Sep 2022, 13:19
Replies: 18
Views: 6,767
Posted By oldmansquipper

Devil Radical approach required?

Perhaps the investigators could call in the U.K. H&SE chaps? After all they are experts in ejection seat technology…..and they will do exactly what the DoD tells them to do. Allegedly.
21st Sep 2022, 16:15
Replies: 44
Views: 5,355
Posted By oldmansquipper

Some bean counter of a politician will smugly...

Some bean counter of a politician will smugly spout spindrivel about “capability being maintained with a much lower budget, as there has been an ‘increase in natural wastage’ recently”. After all,...
20th Sep 2022, 17:24
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Got to thinking….Have I known any CAS? I...

Got to thinking….Have I known any CAS?

I once fitted Steve Daltons speed jeans IIRC. Does that count?

😉
20th Sep 2022, 17:00
Replies: 118
Views: 20,706
Posted By oldmansquipper

TT. The whole day was enthralling, the military...

TT. The whole day was enthralling, the military participants were all magnificent and the planning and execution of ‘London Bridge’ (remember practising bits of it with a dust cart at Benson back in...
17th Sep 2022, 10:16
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Angry What is it with these people? Boris…..”I...

What is it with these people?

Boris…..”I didn’t go to a party, I didn’t lie…… etc”
Andrew Windsor…..”I didn’t have sex with that woman….”
Bill Clinton …as above
Nixon…”there is no whitewash...
16th Sep 2022, 19:07
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

VSOs with different Ideas?

I have read Mr Wrattens response in the Paxman interview and I was struck by the following bit

SIR WILLIAM WRATTEN:

“So the analogy further is then that the interests of senior Royal Air Force...
13th Sep 2022, 20:15
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

What he said! Very very good.

What he said!

Very very good.
13th Sep 2022, 20:04
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Excellent stuff.

Excellent stuff.
13th Sep 2022, 16:43
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Ms Burley was the one who WAS clear! Perhaps...

Ms Burley was the one who WAS clear!

Perhaps it was a tad inappropriate ‘in the moment’, but, if everything is being ‘woke-washed’ elsewhere and serious questions from her Defence Correspondent...
13th Sep 2022, 11:59
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Not for the squeamish…

I have just watched the full interview on Sky news….

oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…🥺

“I have been very clear………”

No Sir! You have not.

https://news.sky.com/video/share-12696289
13th Sep 2022, 11:45
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?

https://news.sky.com/story/no-drop-in-standards-amid-diversity-row-head-of-raf-says-12696212'No drop in standards' amid diversity row, head of RAF...
12th Sep 2022, 22:17
Replies: 36
Views: 7,364
Posted By oldmansquipper

Tudor crown? Queens Crown? Whatever… We,...

Tudor crown? Queens Crown? Whatever…

We, with a vested interest in the RAF, should be grateful that the crown has not been replaced by a rainbow or some such….

Yet.
9th Sep 2022, 21:22
Replies: 36
Views: 7,364
Posted By oldmansquipper

I recall my late brother, who got his wings in...

I recall my late brother, who got his wings in 51/52 at Cranners (63rd. Entry) was very very proud that he was entitled to wear the Kings Crown version.

I also recall during my training (62-63)...
7th Sep 2022, 21:22
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Whitewash in the MoD? Surely not… ...

Whitewash in the MoD? Surely not…

https://news.sky.com/story/meeting-on-raf-diversity-claims-dismissed-as-whitewash-12692359
30th Aug 2022, 22:35
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

nah…it was a parrot. ...

nah…it was a parrot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZw35VUBdzo
30th Aug 2022, 14:25
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

Meanwhile…On the positive side

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/444x960/9eb51cce_dcd4_469e_92f3_cb9bc7b00cfb_6af1729a8d2b6a64f10f6945bc3da50c5a3d0804.jpeg
Great stuff Red 6! Saving lives, it’s what squippers do.
29th Aug 2022, 20:21
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By oldmansquipper

LB. Been saying this for years…..it’s...

LB.

Been saying this for years…..it’s dreadful and skews the public perception.

it seems the meejah agenda benders have been to the goebellian school of propaganda. The adverts are no longer...
29th Aug 2022, 11:34
Replies: 95
Views: 17,225
Posted By oldmansquipper

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1661469/raf-j...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1661469/raf-jets-uk-airports-russia-ukraine-war?fbclid=IwAR3zaLVw7xx6OzrcYN8ZKgjOtm7WeQk5nb2C3z7SsYFl1Dn9PBZxdReBw6M

4kinell! 😱Heralding the return of Exercise...
27th Aug 2022, 11:54
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

And Why not, BA? The ‘corporate’ (Sorry ‘Air...

And Why not, BA?

The ‘corporate’ (Sorry ‘Air Force’ is the wrong phrase these days) line is exactly the same today as it was back in the 80s when MoDUKAiR started down the slippery slope of...
26th Aug 2022, 17:33
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

Thank you. Let’s hope it’s not like a premiership...

Thank you. Let’s hope it’s not like a premiership footballer being conveniently ‘injured’ just before a transfer, if you get my drift.
26th Aug 2022, 16:43
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

source? Please do tell…

source?

Please do tell…
26th Aug 2022, 14:51
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By oldmansquipper

For sure. Beardy, It will soon be all their...

For sure. Beardy, It will soon be all their problem after all.

Time is short, and it should be sorted sooner rather than later…only about 10 days for the VVSOs to get their ducks in a row.
...
26th Aug 2022, 14:34
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

Question Possibly……for those (and there will be some) who...

Possibly……for those (and there will be some) who don’t know what Tail Hook was….

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailhook_scandal
26th Aug 2022, 07:32
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By oldmansquipper

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/raf-commande...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/raf-commander-is-blasted-by-officers-who-said-he-had-no-clue/ar-AAO6QWx


I do hope ‘T’Board’ also consider the implications of this ‘vote of confidence’ from...
25th Aug 2022, 21:47
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By oldmansquipper

I wonder what the age demographic of the woke...

I wonder what the age demographic of the woke lobby is?

As for the meejah agenda bending? As ‘someone’ who knew a bit about the power of media once said….“If you tell a lie big enough and keep...
25th Aug 2022, 19:27
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By oldmansquipper

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x995/f4807e96_eaa8_4791_a5d4_d012e7a438bb_f39b43738d7569317c8cacd84ec56b5c38cb587f.jpeg
25th Aug 2022, 18:50
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

I think we know the answer, Biggus. (and no VSOs...

I think we know the answer, Biggus. (and no VSOs will be harmed in the playing of that music)

I remember ‘distractions’ - quite punchy at the time of release.
25th Aug 2022, 18:43
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

I think that’s my point? It seems to be...

I think that’s my point?

It seems to be indicative of the outdated “We are the world famous Reds, and we do things differently” ethos that has emerged. If one thinks that is not the case, then one...
25th Aug 2022, 18:21
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Devil Ok. This may be from another thread here, and I...

Ok. This may be from another thread here, and I admit to a little confirmation bias….but it’s still an interesting read. Just don’t tell the meejah....
25th Aug 2022, 13:18
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

interesting. I do believe my Wg Cdr (who backed...

interesting. I do believe my Wg Cdr (who backed me 100%) at the time was also called ‘Arm 1’ and was a bloody good egg (for a plumber) to boot!
25th Aug 2022, 13:15
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

Thumbs down https://news.sky.com/story/rafs-three-simultaneous...

https://news.sky.com/story/rafs-three-simultaneous-crises-put-air-chief-marshal-sir-mike-wigston-under-pressure-12680964

for what it’s worth.

I can hear the hatches being battened down and the...
24th Aug 2022, 23:07
Replies: 159
Views: 44,514
Posted By oldmansquipper

I will simply say that, back in the Cold War, if...

I will simply say that, back in the Cold War, if you did not pop into the sgts mess bar at lunchtime for a swift half or a small wobbly, your annual assessment (AKA ‘Appraisals’ in todays yoof speak)...
23rd Aug 2022, 15:01
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

In GW1 I was in the HQSTC EA for things survival...

In GW1 I was in the HQSTC EA for things survival equipment. On several occasions we had to make difficult decisions on the run so the front line effectiveness was not compromised. (Re supply of SF...
23rd Aug 2022, 08:56
Replies: 266
Views: 66,001
Posted By oldmansquipper

good point, chug.

good point, chug.
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