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1st May 2020, 01:20
Replies: 21
Views: 4,940
Posted By RileyDove

It was a pleasure to save his Hunter - I knew...

It was a pleasure to save his Hunter - I knew time was a factor. To meet him and his former team members at Wattisham is a life highspot .
26th Nov 2015, 11:50
Replies: 293
Views: 61,536
Posted By RileyDove

'They continued to deliberately violate NATO's...

'They continued to deliberately violate NATO's airspace on multiple further occasions, each time with formal protest from Turkey.'

All of this is completely different to Turkey shelling the Kurds...
23rd Nov 2015, 13:31
Replies: 367
Views: 91,448
Posted By RileyDove

I reckon the P-8 was chosen because its the best...

I reckon the P-8 was chosen because its the best platform available and can operate over sea and have flexibility over land if called for .

Buying turbo prop because its cheaper is hardly the...
18th Nov 2015, 21:48
Replies: 156
Views: 21,747
Posted By RileyDove

There is nothing to 'win' its not poker ! Its...

There is nothing to 'win' its not poker ! Its about stopping people who have no moral compunction and respect no borders . Do you not remember Bin Laden ?

Do you really think Assad cares about the...
18th Nov 2015, 21:46
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

Reports from Syria are that ISIS leadership...

Reports from Syria are that ISIS leadership figures have started to move out of Raqqa to Mosul . Be nice to have all the dirty linen in one basket!
18th Nov 2015, 20:41
Replies: 156
Views: 21,747
Posted By RileyDove

Who said there are no boots on the ground? There...

Who said there are no boots on the ground? There are plenty of advisors on the ground.

'The Kurds are the best bet, but supplying them is a no no because they are marginalised by Turkey, a NATO...
18th Nov 2015, 20:32
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

Vinrouge - I think most people will be thinking...

Vinrouge - I think most people will be thinking that!
18th Nov 2015, 20:30
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

'RAF historians lurking here, out of interest to...

'RAF historians lurking here, out of interest to me alone can anyone point to me when an air attack, an air raid has made a profound input/difference to a war or battle. Real strategic impact'

I...
18th Nov 2015, 20:00
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

Dropping two atomic weapons on Japan seemed to...

Dropping two atomic weapons on Japan seemed to make them have a head scratch moment and decide to surrender.

Is that a significant moment in aerial bombardment ? Seemed to work for the Americans !...
18th Nov 2015, 19:55
Replies: 156
Views: 21,747
Posted By RileyDove

'wonder what the aim of this next adventure is....

'wonder what the aim of this next adventure is. There isn't one? Who'd have thought? '

Preventing POW pilots being burnt alive after social media votes -stopping gay people being thrown from...
17th Nov 2015, 20:08
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

'You see, forget John really - its the principle....

'You see, forget John really - its the principle. We have here a UK citizen who has now been killed by the state, our UK state seemingly, without trial or fair hearing. To me, its now a dark reality...
15th Nov 2015, 23:07
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

We are going to reduce Raqqa to a pile of rubble...

We are going to reduce Raqqa to a pile of rubble anyway ! We either do it slowly and let them regroup and reform as is happening or we do it quickly and take away the ability for them to adapt to...
15th Nov 2015, 20:43
Replies: 231
Views: 39,817
Posted By RileyDove

The centre of ISIL is Raqqa. Whilst its...

The centre of ISIL is Raqqa. Whilst its unfortunate -it needs to become a place where life doesn't exist . So rather than small targetted strikes - its more a case for multiple B-52 strikes. We...
23rd May 2015, 18:17
Replies: 742
Views: 263,698
Posted By RileyDove

It was used for forward air controller training...

It was used for forward air controller training with the AAC.
23rd May 2015, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 3,112
Posted By RileyDove

Why would anyone spend that money on a Draken...

Why would anyone spend that money on a Draken when you could have a Hunter T.7 for a fraction of that and get more enjoyment!
21st May 2015, 19:40
Replies: 48
Views: 12,594
Posted By RileyDove

'Anyway, VTTS have already made the decision,...

'Anyway, VTTS have already made the decision, it's ending it's flying days at Fininngley.....and I doubt there's anything or anyone that can change that decision.'

I thought it was the 'People's...
17th Mar 2015, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 6,204
Posted By RileyDove

Unfortunately half an hour wasn't really adequate...

Unfortunately half an hour wasn't really adequate to give a proper covering of the issues .
9th Mar 2015, 12:47
Replies: 55
Views: 18,803
Posted By RileyDove

The U.S Apache has been a constant story of...

The U.S Apache has been a constant story of remanufacture -A's into D's and D's into E's . Anyone who is operating hot and high is going to want E.
8th Feb 2015, 19:43
Replies: 36
Views: 7,629
Posted By RileyDove

If we try and conduct an air campaign with very...

If we try and conduct an air campaign with very limited ground forces its always going to be a case where it takes a long time to degrade the enemy.
Ultimately we either decide to go in with ground...
8th Feb 2015, 17:14
Replies: 36
Views: 7,629
Posted By RileyDove

I am afraid that surgical strikes are not the...

I am afraid that surgical strikes are not the answer! IS have Raqqa as a defacto capital - glancing blows are not going to make them change their minds
or stop the bloodshed! Looking at the...
3rd Feb 2015, 20:21
Replies: 117
Views: 32,271
Posted By RileyDove

I think maybe now is the time that the Coalition...

I think maybe now is the time that the Coalition should decide to deploy over welming force. We are fighting an enemy that has weapons and money - the idea of ground forces engaging in Iraq and Syria...
28th May 2014, 17:40
Replies: 27
Views: 5,708
Posted By RileyDove

The Harrier was replaced by the Tornado in...

The Harrier was replaced by the Tornado in Afgahnistan -so replacement doesn't come into it! In terms of putting munitions on the target the Harrier could clearly deliver a lot more and was due to...
28th May 2014, 02:57
Replies: 277
Views: 56,397
Posted By RileyDove

I think the efforts to find and investigate the...

I think the efforts to find and investigate the boat have been superb -I just feel that to recover it would help answer a lot of questions as to why the situation escalated so much. It could well be...
28th May 2014, 00:59
Replies: 277
Views: 56,397
Posted By RileyDove

I wasn't suggesting towing it 1000 miles - is it...

I wasn't suggesting towing it 1000 miles - is it beyond the imagination that there is any ship in the Atlantic that has the ability to recover a 40 foot boat from the water?
27th May 2014, 23:36
Replies: 277
Views: 56,397
Posted By RileyDove

Why would it be expensive to salvage it?...

Why would it be expensive to salvage it? Supposedly it has a locator on it and it doesn't appear too far from the shipping lanes . Is it that difficult ? It might contain mobile phones etc that might...
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