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7th May 2022, 20:46
Replies: 146
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Posted By alfred_the_great

In the RN, it was because the PTIs can’t count. ...

In the RN, it was because the PTIs can’t count.

the RNFT is being replaced with an age and gender (and sex) agnostic test. The problem is that no one really agrees with what being “fit” in the RN...
5th May 2022, 13:24
Replies: 146
Views: 27,719
Posted By alfred_the_great

or the aptitude was designed for 18-21 year old...

or the aptitude was designed for 18-21 year old males as the “norm”, a long time ago and haven’t been upgraded…

”best” is generally subjective, and absolutely subject to conservative bias, sunk...
4th May 2022, 04:39
Replies: 146
Views: 27,719
Posted By alfred_the_great

To note, the anthropometric tests used to fit an...

To note, the anthropometric tests used to fit an aircraft are fundamentally anti-female, until every aircraft with an ejection seat is designed to fit the 5th centile female to the 95th centile male....
2nd May 2022, 18:02
Replies: 146
Views: 27,719
Posted By alfred_the_great

well, on the plus side, if you Google “raf pilot”...

well, on the plus side, if you Google “raf pilot” on an image search, you get pages and pages of white males. So feel free to take your snowflake self to any of those pictures…
19th Apr 2022, 06:53
Replies: 259
Views: 97,209
Posted By alfred_the_great

My understanding is that there are several policy...

My understanding is that there are several policy questions - across all pension schemes - that are “open”.

I sense that there are no easy answers, and whatever process is chosen will result in...
6th Apr 2022, 05:27
Replies: 10
Views: 4,125
Posted By alfred_the_great

Black tie mess dress is white tie.

Black tie

mess dress is white tie.
19th Mar 2022, 07:56
Replies: 76
Views: 27,255
Posted By alfred_the_great

The bigger question: why Red Arrows at all? Is...

The bigger question: why Red Arrows at all? Is display flying ALARP?
18th Mar 2022, 20:18
Replies: 115
Views: 32,132
Posted By alfred_the_great

good thing the bloke who was sacked wasn’t...

good thing the bloke who was sacked wasn’t responsible for MFTS then…
18th Mar 2022, 06:24
Replies: 867
Views: 303,173
Posted By alfred_the_great

pity the Treasury have little to no interest in...

pity the Treasury have little to no interest in that level of detail.
17th Mar 2022, 16:09
Replies: 115
Views: 32,132
Posted By alfred_the_great

a brief (2 sentence) notification on the front...

a brief (2 sentence) notification on the front page of the defence intranet.
22nd Feb 2022, 07:55
Replies: 46
Views: 6,683
Posted By alfred_the_great

I’ve worked with P8 in the Arctic and they were...

I’ve worked with P8 in the Arctic and they were pretty top notch…
21st Feb 2022, 07:06
Replies: 21
Views: 11,938
Posted By alfred_the_great

CGS’ rather mangled pronunciation of “initiative”…

CGS’ rather mangled pronunciation of “initiative”…
14th Feb 2022, 18:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,430
Posted By alfred_the_great

I’d also note that this is also open to OR1s in...

I’d also note that this is also open to OR1s in the RN and RAF. Convert to AAC on Wings.
4th Feb 2022, 12:02
Replies: 70
Views: 10,038
Posted By alfred_the_great

How does making sure someone feels like they...

How does making sure someone feels like they comfortable at work and actually part of the team become a negative?
25th Jan 2022, 17:14
Replies: 114
Views: 23,788
Posted By alfred_the_great

Having seen Russian ships - including walking...

Having seen Russian ships - including walking around them - a lot of it is smoke and mirrors. Missile launchers painted shut, radars seized up etc etc
15th Jan 2022, 14:12
Replies: 67
Views: 13,740
Posted By alfred_the_great

23s are nearly 40 year old designs, you deal with...

23s are nearly 40 year old designs, you deal with what you’ve got!
15th Jan 2022, 13:32
Replies: 67
Views: 13,740
Posted By alfred_the_great

But the mounting is not the weak point, the GRP...

But the mounting is not the weak point, the GRP turret is.

There is - somewhere - a fairly interesting photo from a T23 who did what you suggested, and it was entirely stoved in.
15th Jan 2022, 11:05
Replies: 67
Views: 13,740
Posted By alfred_the_great

You can’t turn a 4.5 360 degrees on a T23;...

You can’t turn a 4.5 360 degrees on a T23; despite the seal being split, the forward aspect is still the strongest to face heavy seas. Turning the gun would’ve risked damaging the entire turret.
14th Jan 2022, 15:59
Replies: 66
Views: 17,454
Posted By alfred_the_great

apart from the fact that she was transported from...

apart from the fact that she was transported from somewhere where she wasn’t legally above the age of consent, to somewhere where she was. It’s a US based case, so their rules apply.
5th Jan 2022, 11:56
Replies: 21
Views: 3,831
Posted By alfred_the_great

its more impressive she’s a RW pilot…

its more impressive she’s a RW pilot…
4th Jan 2022, 19:07
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

I think the broader point was that no one in PJHQ...

I think the broader point was that no one in PJHQ factored the RAF Regiment into the plan; a plan which was seen by plenty in the RAF.

the Regiment was just overlooked, in a scenario that...
1st Jan 2022, 11:44
Replies: 38
Views: 8,006
Posted By alfred_the_great

part of the “problem” with the State Lists is...

part of the “problem” with the State Lists is that they tend (ISA tend) to honour sustained acts over the course of an appointment or two well above and beyond “being a good individual”.

as an...
1st Jan 2022, 10:23
Replies: 38
Views: 8,006
Posted By alfred_the_great

it is extraordinarily hard to reach the bar for a...

it is extraordinarily hard to reach the bar for a state honour for a junior rank. The ones I submitted invariably ended up becoming a 3 or 4* commendation.
17th Dec 2021, 08:49
Replies: 79
Views: 20,103
Posted By alfred_the_great

Jeez, there are a fair few bitter people on here....

Jeez, there are a fair few bitter people on here. How about noting the professionalism of the team that made it happen?
15th Dec 2021, 18:07
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

Eh! amd this is for 10 characters.

Eh!

amd this is for 10 characters.
10th Dec 2021, 13:12
Replies: 391
Views: 89,827
Posted By alfred_the_great

given that the most demanding threat can only...

given that the most demanding threat can only really be replicated entirely synthetically, I’d rather pay for better computer programmes than FJ.
10th Dec 2021, 12:41
Replies: 391
Views: 89,827
Posted By alfred_the_great

of an entirely unrepresentative threat, in a very...

of an entirely unrepresentative threat, in a very constrained operating area, that by the end was mainly about letting the old and bold re-live their glory days, and letting youngsters have time in a...
9th Dec 2021, 20:23
Replies: 403
Views: 181,218
Posted By alfred_the_great

You’d hope the RAF has learned about this...

You’d hope the RAF has learned about this post-PITTING…
9th Dec 2021, 08:17
Replies: 403
Views: 181,218
Posted By alfred_the_great

id imagine misconduct, or some such, probably...

id imagine misconduct, or some such, probably based on mobile phone in a compartment which shouldn’t have them. Admin warnings as well.
8th Dec 2021, 19:59
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

much easier solution - call everyone Senior to...

much easier solution - call everyone Senior to you ma’am, regardless of chromosomal status.
8th Dec 2021, 12:44
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

he’s in the RNR, and has mobilised several times...

he’s in the RNR, and has mobilised several times to HERRICK, TELIC and KIPION.
28th Nov 2021, 21:16
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

Your presumption that most on here are serving is...

Your presumption that most on here are serving is touching!
28th Nov 2021, 21:15
Replies: 292
Views: 58,890
Posted By alfred_the_great

of course.

of course.
11th Oct 2021, 10:10
Replies: 69
Views: 16,254
Posted By alfred_the_great

then perhaps Royal shouldn’t have abused that...

then perhaps Royal shouldn’t have abused that relationship and tried to get the CMC to lobby ministers over things that were none of his business.

I bow to no one in my respect for the Corps, but...
8th Oct 2021, 14:59
Replies: 69
Views: 16,254
Posted By alfred_the_great

you’ll note at the same time, the dedicated 2*s...

you’ll note at the same time, the dedicated 2*s for submariners, aviators, surface warfare, loggies and engineers also disappeared. The Corps was no more “picked upon”, and no less sad than any of...
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