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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2022, 17:52
Replies: 12,769
Views: 1,840,438
Posted By Martin the Martian

Meanwhile, here in Cornwall the £700 million that...

Meanwhile, here in Cornwall the £700 million that we lost through withdrawing from the EU has now bern replaced by money from the levelling up scheme. After being promised that the money would be...
15th Apr 2022, 13:03
Replies: 5,710
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Martin the Martian

And the sport app is now a yellow square. If...

And the sport app is now a yellow square.

If you think BBC News has an allegiance to Russia you obviously haven't been watching their reports from the likes of Bucha or their interview with...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 12:49
Replies: 146
Views: 15,691
Posted By Martin the Martian

I'd much rather have the words 'unexpected item...

I'd much rather have the words 'unexpected item in the bagging area' said to me by a self-checkout than by my G.P.
23rd Mar 2022, 13:01
Replies: 31
Views: 4,331
Posted By Martin the Martian

Just a thought about Pumas filling the gap...

Just a thought about Pumas filling the gap between Griffins and NMH. How suitable is the HC.2 for overwater SAR, inasmuch as they do not have winches or flotation gear and how current are the crews...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 14:52
Replies: 102
Views: 33,997
Posted By Martin the Martian

I saw her at Le Bourget in 1989 when she brought...

I saw her at Le Bourget in 1989 when she brought Buran across. It was awe inspiring to watch her get airborne and fly a similar display to that which she carried out a year later at Farnborough -but...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 09:42
Replies: 102
Views: 33,997
Posted By Martin the Martian

It'll buff out.

It'll buff out.
27th Feb 2022, 12:01
Replies: 194
Views: 62,512
Posted By Martin the Martian

Perhaps the Irish could send three or four pilots...

Perhaps the Irish could send three or four pilots to the Typhoon force to fly integrated non-deployable RAF ops (effectively national QRA only and associated training) as part of an agreement that...
25th Feb 2022, 12:58
Replies: 58
Views: 8,874
Posted By Martin the Martian

Like another minister recently, who confused the...

Like another minister recently, who confused the Black Sea with the Baltic Sea.
1st Feb 2022, 12:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,136
Posted By Martin the Martian

LM will get the go ahead, some senator will kick...

LM will get the go ahead, some senator will kick up a fuss, the competition will be reopened and eventually Boeing will get the contract.

I never used to be this cynical.
1st Feb 2022, 12:42
Replies: 114
Views: 23,427
Posted By Martin the Martian

What's wrong with a light blue version of the...

What's wrong with a light blue version of the Royal Navy's working dress?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2022, 12:32
Replies: 11,261
Views: 1,066,854
Posted By Martin the Martian

Absolutely spot on.:ok:

Absolutely spot on.:ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2022, 12:26
Replies: 34
Views: 4,429
Posted By Martin the Martian

Oh, crap.:sad:

Oh, crap.:sad:
24th Jan 2022, 13:23
Replies: 29
Views: 8,461
Posted By Martin the Martian

Probably 'not relevant', if the reasoning behind...

Probably 'not relevant', if the reasoning behind some of the airframes on their disposal list is anything to go by.
19th Jan 2022, 13:17
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Martin the Martian

That is exactly the situation the medic was in.

That is exactly the situation the medic was in.
18th Jan 2022, 17:34
Replies: 33
Views: 8,306
Posted By Martin the Martian

Still wondering who or what will replace 736 at...

Still wondering who or what will replace 736 at Culdrose.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 11:19
Replies: 420
Views: 79,917
Posted By Martin the Martian

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/01/16/09/5298657...

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/01/16/09/52986577-10407679-image-a-16_1642325883821.jpg
13th Jan 2022, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 4,551
Posted By Martin the Martian

Aborted sell off of RN Air Station

According to an article in The Times today the outgoing 2nd Sea Lord has launched a blistering attack on the current woke culture in the Navy. The interesting part, however, was the sentence in the...
11th Jan 2022, 12:54
Replies: 20
Views: 7,319
Posted By Martin the Martian

The civilian airport formerly known as RAF St....

The civilian airport formerly known as RAF St. Mawgan has capacity.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2022, 21:14
Replies: 329
Views: 29,481
Posted By Martin the Martian

Not exactly a new thing. I remember some years...

Not exactly a new thing. I remember some years ago when a group of women were acquitted of criminal damage after they broke into Warton and damaged a Hawk awaiting delivery to Indonesia in the...
31st Dec 2021, 12:42
Replies: 10,551
Views: 483,949
Posted By Martin the Martian

Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea.

Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2021, 13:25
Replies: 45
Views: 6,393
Posted By Martin the Martian

Unless he is Chuck Norrisov.

Unless he is Chuck Norrisov.
7th Dec 2021, 12:34
Replies: 864
Views: 170,581
Posted By Martin the Martian

And on Breakfast TV Raab describes him as a low...

And on Breakfast TV Raab describes him as a low ranking desk officer, with the insinuation that he didn't know the full picture.:ugh:
4th Dec 2021, 12:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,849
Posted By Martin the Martian

In terms of export sales: Rafale: Croatia 12...

In terms of export sales:

Rafale: Croatia 12 ex-French aircraft, Egypt 54 (inc.30 on order), Greece 6 (with 12 ex-French aircraft), India 36, Qatar 36, UAE 80 on order for a total of 212 new build...
5th Nov 2021, 12:05
Replies: 45
Views: 8,651
Posted By Martin the Martian

King Airs are nowhere as flashy looking as those...

King Airs are nowhere as flashy looking as those big planes with hairdryers either side of the rear fuselage, Nutty. Too much common sense.
14th Oct 2021, 13:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By Martin the Martian

Of course, they don't show the twenty or so...

Of course, they don't show the twenty or so soldiers who suffered 'life changing injuries' doing the same stunts. In any case, Li'l Kim is probably gathering more ideas on how to get rid of...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 13:09
Replies: 66
Views: 4,552
Posted By Martin the Martian

For those who feel Daniel Craig is not ruthless...

For those who feel Daniel Craig is not ruthless enough, I point you to the scene in Casino Royale at the conclusion of the airport chase, where Bond has been caught by the police and the bad guy...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Oct 2021, 22:11
Replies: 64
Views: 5,568
Posted By Martin the Martian

[QUOTE=visibility3miles;11120721]Galaxy Quest is...

[QUOTE=visibility3miles;11120721]Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek spoof ever, IMHO/QUOTE]

By Grabthaar's Hammer, you may just be right.
4th Oct 2021, 22:01
Replies: 19
Views: 4,647
Posted By Martin the Martian

I know hindsight is 20:20 vision, but when you...

I know hindsight is 20:20 vision, but when you look at the air defence network we had in place, with Chain Home, the Observer Corps, the reporting and control network, Anti-Aircraft Command and...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2021, 20:59
Replies: 431
Views: 34,733
Posted By Martin the Martian

I note that today's figure of petrol stations...

I note that today's figure of petrol stations with no fuel, according to the Petrol Retailer's Association, is 27%. Yesterday it was 37% while at the weekend it was two thirds. The PRA numbers 5,500...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2021, 13:20
Replies: 124
Views: 15,479
Posted By Martin the Martian

The Royal Navy declined to participate as it...

The Royal Navy declined to participate as it shows certain parts of the organisation in a bad light.

Too bad. Probably if they were happy with it would be a very boring programme.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2021, 13:41
Replies: 124
Views: 15,479
Posted By Martin the Martian

There is a piece by a former RN submariner in The...

There is a piece by a former RN submariner in The Times who says that much of the way life aboard a Trident boat is portrayed is quite accurate.
29th Aug 2021, 19:26
Replies: 108
Views: 35,945
Posted By Martin the Martian

As usual, Sir Humphrey sums it up very well.:ok:

As usual, Sir Humphrey sums it up very well.:ok:
25th Aug 2021, 12:37
Replies: 108
Views: 35,945
Posted By Martin the Martian

To be honest, the C-130J v. A400M arguments are...

To be honest, the C-130J v. A400M arguments are very much like the C-130K v. C-130J arguments that appeared in this very forum when the J was shiny and new. I suspect that one day there will be an...
22nd Aug 2021, 11:30
Replies: 108
Views: 35,945
Posted By Martin the Martian

Don't tell that to the government. They'll ditch...

Don't tell that to the government. They'll ditch the whole thing and rely on our alliance partners to do it for us.
19th Jul 2021, 13:14
Replies: 19
Views: 3,357
Posted By Martin the Martian

Never knew that. Thank you, every day is a school...

Never knew that. Thank you, every day is a school day.
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