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26th Sep 2022, 10:10
Replies: 263
Views: 64,261
Posted By Fitter2

Grrr I was in the RAF (quite a long time ago,...

I was in the RAF (quite a long time ago, admittedly. From my perspective of then, and talking to those still serving



SNCOs and most airmen, who get on with doing the best job they can with...
25th Sep 2022, 16:43
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

So we know whet the US National Security advisor...

So we know whet the US National Security advisor has said in public. There is also what messages have been passed through diplomatic channels. Also the NATO plans on how to respond to any use of...
21st Sep 2022, 09:33
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Posted By Fitter2

https://c.tenor.com/jVgYns_zaDcAAAAM/chinese-kid.g...

https://c.tenor.com/jVgYns_zaDcAAAAM/chinese-kid.gif
21st Sep 2022, 08:21
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Hi fdr, nice to see the voice of reason and...

Hi fdr, nice to see the voice of reason and diplomacy again. :(

Seriously, surely there are people near him (or at least close to the other end of his 'conference table') who can see that he is...
20th Sep 2022, 15:04
Replies: 263
Views: 64,261
Posted By Fitter2

There is a subtle difference between being...

There is a subtle difference between being unpopular for demanding '110%' without recognising achievements of the sharp end people, and being held in contempt for undermining the security of the UK...
14th Sep 2022, 16:06
Replies: 11
Views: 3,557
Posted By Fitter2

Retired junior ranks have noted (with their...

Retired junior ranks have noted (with their typical sense of humour) that ZZ177, when inverted, spells LLIZZ. I'm sure this wasn't deliberate...
14th Sep 2022, 14:00
Replies: 263
Views: 64,261
Posted By Fitter2

Dervish: True. But this latest shambolic...

Dervish:

True. But this latest shambolic example of VSOs decisions (or those under them, and carrying out their policy) did happen on his watch, and is recent - can't be blamed on his...
13th Sep 2022, 10:25
Replies: 263
Views: 64,261
Posted By Fitter2

If the appropriate Ministers won't ask the right...

If the appropriate Ministers won't ask the right questions for us (and there is no outcome apparent that suggests they have) then we have to rely on Sky News and the rest of the media (Hurrah for...
1st Sep 2022, 14:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By Fitter2

If they are using appropriate traceability,...

If they are using appropriate traceability, tracking should be a doddle.

Of course, it could never happen under the MAA regime :E
31st Aug 2022, 12:37
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Nutloose's twitterlink in 8686 is exactly the...

Nutloose's twitterlink in 8686 is exactly the sort of thing UKR is trying to avoid. Geolocated it is one link in the overall intelligence chain. Dark means just that.

Unless, of course, it is a...
27th Aug 2022, 12:30
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

1. Better contract negotiation by reversing the...

1. Better contract negotiation by reversing the trend of industry stealing from the forces; poach contract negotiators who are versed in the ways of inserting the keys to the money pit when writing a...
27th Aug 2022, 08:58
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Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

The next war (as always) will be he one that was...

The next war (as always) will be he one that was not armed, planned or trained for.

If we are unlucky, the one after that will be fought with clubs and spears.
26th Aug 2022, 16:08
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

The MOD is utterly incompetent at (a) negotiating...

The MOD is utterly incompetent at (a) negotiating a contract and (b) managing a project development. From the other side of the fence, they are an almost bottomless money pit, but it makes at least...
23rd Aug 2022, 22:03
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

It could have been dictated by Moscow's troll...

It could have been dictated by Moscow's troll factories. Give Putin this time what he will be content with to avoid nuclear war.

1. If Putin is insane, then nuclear war is inevitable anyway.
...
20th Aug 2022, 19:01
Replies: 288
Views: 57,755
Posted By Fitter2

Unfortunately, the ones that deserve their ranks...

Unfortunately, the ones that deserve their ranks and roles will be lumped together with the ones assumed (rightly in some cases) to be there only because of their gender/ethnicity/sexual preference,...
5th Aug 2022, 11:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,740
Posted By Fitter2

I suspect the proximity to 'RAF Welford' had...

I suspect the proximity to 'RAF Welford' had something to do with the decision. Some equipment only remains reliable if it is frequently and competently maintained - which makes me wonder about the...
4th Aug 2022, 12:22
Replies: 1,464
Views: 438,927
Posted By Fitter2

From a Western perspective, the level of teddies...

From a Western perspective, the level of teddies thrown out of their pram by the current Chinese tantrum is accurately described by Mr Wang Yi's words. One handshake = how many millions of Renyinbi...
26th Jul 2022, 11:12
Replies: 54
Views: 9,156
Posted By Fitter2

Just because the current MOD can't envisage a...

Just because the current MOD can't envisage a future need for a use of some particular form of warfare is not a good reason to discount it.

Pre the Falklands campaign, the Nimrod entered service...
16th Jul 2022, 07:59
Replies: 41
Views: 11,679
Posted By Fitter2

In the late 1960's there was a cartoon in the...

In the late 1960's there was a cartoon in the Lyneham station mag; Caption: Have you heard - they've solved the noise problem on the Hercules. They've put it all on the inside'.
20th Jun 2022, 13:00
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Tartiflette fan 10,000,000 plus to...

Tartiflette fan



10,000,000 plus to Ukraine now may well save multi billions on the defence etc. budget if it prevents a larger and wider scale conflict a little later.
13th Jun 2022, 11:03
Replies: 109
Views: 13,024
Posted By Fitter2

In the 60s time promotion worked, and you could...

In the 60s time promotion worked, and you could be a 25 year old Sergeant (I was) if your annual assessments didn't delay promotion, and you actually read the bits of paper needed to pass the...
13th Jun 2022, 10:57
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

One assumes that as long as the arty keep slowly...

One assumes that as long as the arty keep slowly flattening the few k in front of existing lines, the infantry are targets to locate the UKR remaining at their front (to be eliminated by more...
8th Jun 2022, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,004
Posted By Fitter2

The following conversation was recounted to me by...

The following conversation was recounted to me by one of the participants (the one standing up without a hat on).

Sqn Ldr J** C******* : SAC Y****, you were apprehended leaving Flt Lt M****'s...
6th Jun 2022, 12:26
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

As reported by the BBC and many other news...

As reported by the BBC and many other news sources:



So he has bombed nuclear power stations, schools, hospitals, civilian bomb shelters, and flattened complete cities to rubble.

1. What...
28th May 2022, 19:13
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

So - Dobby has now resorted to calling up the old...

So - Dobby has now resorted to calling up the old men who 'can operate the new 'high-tech equipment'. Like the antique tanks because he has run out of the newer ones. You know it's genius strategy.
27th May 2022, 13:14
Replies: 18
Views: 5,247
Posted By Fitter2

The mighty flying flatiron didn't need to use its...

The mighty flying flatiron didn't need to use its guns or missiles, it frightened the C-130 into the sea.
21st May 2022, 11:14
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

'Mostly'. Or, the ones with the most air traffic...

'Mostly'. Or, the ones with the most air traffic to the African countries

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/correlation-vs-causation/
8th May 2022, 14:50
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

My Father (reserved occupation, shipbuilding) was...

My Father (reserved occupation, shipbuilding) was a sergeant in the home guard during 39-45. In the early 50's he still had his basic training books about concealment from aerial reconnaissance,...
5th May 2022, 22:24
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Widescreen posted Is there any chance of...

Widescreen posted


Is there any chance of your translating that into coherent English, or don't they teach that in the troll factories?
5th May 2022, 12:00
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Can anyone with fewer than 10 posts, chipping in...

Can anyone with fewer than 10 posts, chipping in on this or similar threads, be assumed to be a Putin factory troll?
5th May 2022, 11:41
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Ah, dear Prunus Dessicatus (may I call you Pru?) ...

Ah, dear Prunus Dessicatus (may I call you Pru?) Please get your history right. North Korea invaded S. Korea, and nearly overran Seoul before the UNITED NATIONS forces pushed the dictator Kim...
2nd May 2022, 14:35
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Plus the fact that a 'radioactive wave' rendering...

Plus the fact that a 'radioactive wave' rendering surroundings uninhabitable is utter nonsense, somebody doesn't understand physics. A pressure wave doesn't move a load of material, it just moves...
27th Apr 2022, 12:13
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

Yes Maria, on Ukrainian territory. That...

Yes Maria, on Ukrainian territory.

That means indeed that Ukraine is entitled to strike those nations causing bloodshed, deaths and war crimes on its territory. As far as I know, outside...
20th Apr 2022, 10:20
Replies: 444
Views: 163,250
Posted By Fitter2

Given the performance of the Russian armed forces...

Given the performance of the Russian armed forces against Ukraine over the past 8 weeks, and their attrition rates, it is pretty obvious that for Putin to declare war on NATO (deliberately attacking...
16th Apr 2022, 11:16
Replies: 9,917
Views: 7,741,456
Posted By Fitter2

The Jaques Baud article does read like the...

The Jaques Baud article does read like the Kremlin viewpoint rather than an unbiased overview. Take two sections, first the one on incorporating foreign volunteers. Western journalists have reported...
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