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25th Sep 2022, 17:54
Replies: 86
Views: 9,718
Posted By Biggus

Let's try and add some perspective to this. I've...

Let's try and add some perspective to this. I've got these figures through a very quick search on my phone, so they might not be totally accurate, or both from the same financial year, but the...
30th Aug 2022, 07:05
Replies: 6,633
Views: 2,012,514
Posted By Biggus

Beatty's famous (alleged) comment at the Battle...

Beatty's famous (alleged) comment at the Battle of Jutland springs to mind!
27th Aug 2022, 11:34
Replies: 79
Views: 14,071
Posted By Biggus

Tankertrashnav, I often wonder what...

Tankertrashnav,

I often wonder what percentage of RAF (aircrew?) officers from the 60s and 70s were grammar school boys (so speaks an ex grammar school pupil).
27th Aug 2022, 10:45
Replies: 14
Views: 2,361
Posted By Biggus

Regarding ST and CT, the T will stand for...

Regarding ST and CT, the T will stand for training. CT is probably "continuation training", i.e. normal practicing of routine skills. ST probably stands for "staff training" - but don't worry,...
27th Aug 2022, 07:03
Replies: 289
Views: 73,233
Posted By Biggus

MAINJAFAD - You are of course correct in what you...

MAINJAFAD - You are of course correct in what you say. However, I happen to think GeeRam also has a valid point about the RAF being turned into a corporate identity - it's just that he didn't pick a...
25th Aug 2022, 15:06
Replies: 289
Views: 73,233
Posted By Biggus

muppetofhenorth - Thanks for the clarification, I...

muppetofhenorth - Thanks for the clarification, I hadn't appreciated that distinction.

However, as MPN11 points out, if ethnic minorities don't want to join the RAF (military in general) for...
25th Aug 2022, 14:09
Replies: 307
Views: 61,254
Posted By Biggus

I don't know if this has been mentioned in any of...

I don't know if this has been mentioned in any of the previous 225 posts, however...

A total of 13% of the UK population is made up of ethnic minorities. The RAF, under Wigston, has a recruitment...
25th Aug 2022, 14:06
Replies: 289
Views: 73,233
Posted By Biggus

I don't know if this has been mentioned in any of...

I don't know if this has been mentioned in any of the previous 99 posts, however...

A total of 13% of the UK population is made up of ethnic minorities. The RAF, under Wigston, has a recruitment...
25th Aug 2022, 10:43
Replies: 159
Views: 44,722
Posted By Biggus

Is there a case for grounding the Reds for flight...

Is there a case for grounding the Reds for flight safety reasons until the inquiry is complete and remedial action taken?

Such an action would show leadership, intent, that the matter is being...
25th Aug 2022, 09:06
Replies: 25
Views: 7,604
Posted By Biggus

According to open source material, the current...

According to open source material, the current F-35 production rate is 13 aircraft per month (or is that just for the US armed forces?), and LM has no plans to increase that any further. Production...
18th Jun 2020, 19:35
Replies: 24
Views: 7,308
Posted By Biggus

Does anyone know if the Reds return went as...

Does anyone know if the Reds return went as planned? I know a few people in Norfolk who were waiting on the published return route, but they report that they didn't see anything.
14th Jan 2018, 15:50
Replies: 27
Views: 19,900
Posted By Biggus

Didn't some seedcorn personnel originally go to...

Didn't some seedcorn personnel originally go to Commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand, when the aim was to keep MPA skills alive rather than specifically learn how to operate...
28th Dec 2017, 18:58
Replies: 6,633
Views: 2,012,514
Posted By Biggus

Just a couple of points, which will no doubt be...

Just a couple of points, which will no doubt be ignored as most of my comments are:

This thread has been running 11 years now. Given that these carriers are supposed to be build with an intended...
17th Dec 2017, 08:45
Replies: 21
Views: 9,913
Posted By Biggus

I don't think China would agree with that list.

I don't think China would agree with that list.
23rd Oct 2017, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 3,473
Posted By Biggus

I would if I could - but I'm one out (47 IOT)

I would if I could - but I'm one out (47 IOT)
18th Jun 2017, 11:44
Replies: 34
Views: 14,984
Posted By Biggus

Is that moving the Army of 82,000, 80,000, 65,000...

Is that moving the Army of 82,000, 80,000, 65,000 or 55,000?

As for twice as many Typhoons as helicopters, if you compare historic FJ to helo ratios then you are currently doing very well!!
23rd Mar 2017, 19:41
Replies: 53
Views: 19,435
Posted By Biggus

So presumably that means having enough suitably...

So presumably that means having enough suitably trained manpower to crew both at once?
19th Mar 2017, 10:40
Replies: 16
Views: 3,845
Posted By Biggus

Isn't 'perverting the course of justice' a...

Isn't 'perverting the course of justice' a criminal offence, with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment?
18th Mar 2017, 10:26
Replies: 100
Views: 46,373
Posted By Biggus

Brakedwell - one actually.

Brakedwell - one actually.
18th Mar 2017, 10:06
Replies: 100
Views: 46,373
Posted By Biggus

How long before somebody mentions St Mawgan? ...

How long before somebody mentions St Mawgan?

Oh, I just did!
14th Mar 2017, 21:00
Replies: 178
Views: 92,870
Posted By Biggus

There's no I in AFPRB!

There's no I in AFPRB!
10th Mar 2017, 17:15
Replies: 40
Views: 28,819
Posted By Biggus

The AFPRB isn't independent, and doesn't claim to...

The AFPRB isn't independent, and doesn't claim to be (their limitations are normally published on page one of their report), at the end of the day they are constrained by the government's...
7th Mar 2017, 20:03
Replies: 32
Views: 5,651
Posted By Biggus

Bad day at the office?

Bad day at the office?
13th Feb 2017, 18:01
Replies: 77
Views: 13,235
Posted By Biggus

It could certainly be a major cause of resentment...

It could certainly be a major cause of resentment if not handled well.

It doesn't matter whether someone is getting a better deal than you, what matters is whether or not you think they're getting...
12th Feb 2017, 17:19
Replies: 77
Views: 13,235
Posted By Biggus

I thought that "working from home" was another...

I thought that "working from home" was another option under consideration - if it is taken up, one has to ask quite how that would work...?
5th Feb 2017, 19:11
Replies: 236
Views: 86,828
Posted By Biggus

I thought I read somewhere that FTRS personnel...

I thought I read somewhere that FTRS personnel don't count towards the manpower ceiling.

So if the RAF is limited to say 31,000, then you could have an actual strength of 35,000 if you have 4,000...
5th Feb 2017, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 7,035
Posted By Biggus

There was another thread on here a few days ago...

There was another thread on here a few days ago on the same basic topic:

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/590213-uk-mod-exchange-rate-hole.html

On it I asked what I thought was a fairly...
30th Jan 2017, 17:17
Replies: 19
Views: 4,227
Posted By Biggus

Some (most?) of these procurement programs, such...

Some (most?) of these procurement programs, such as F-35/JSF, run over many years. Presumably we don't pay all the costs up front, but in a series of payments, so do not exchange rate fluctuations...
26th Mar 2016, 16:20
Replies: 52
Views: 14,284
Posted By Biggus

TOFO, You say in post 37, with regard the...

TOFO,

You say in post 37, with regard the employment of WSOs, that "The RAF has a system that works..". My point is that it doesn't, it did in the past, but not now. It stopped recruiting WSOs,...
24th Mar 2016, 09:05
Replies: 19
Views: 5,064
Posted By Biggus

BEagle, Wasn't that because he was leaned on...

BEagle,

Wasn't that because he was leaned on by the Saudis (not that I'm defending him!)?
24th Mar 2016, 08:58
Replies: 52
Views: 14,284
Posted By Biggus

camel, My point was/is as follows. You say...

camel,

My point was/is as follows. You say there are two rearcrew jobs on the P-8 currently being done by officers, presumably by the Americans and RAF seedcorn. Given that the RAF had stopped...
24th Mar 2016, 08:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,605
Posted By Biggus

PN, I thought I said that in the first post!

PN,

I thought I said that in the first post!
22nd Mar 2016, 16:55
Replies: 52
Views: 14,284
Posted By Biggus

Nobody has commented on my first point - why does...

Nobody has commented on my first point - why does it have to be an officer?
22nd Mar 2016, 13:27
Replies: 17
Views: 3,605
Posted By Biggus

Scotland/England tax differences.

I believe this was discussed on here before, but can't remember any specifics.

The SNP has stated that it will not adopt the UK governments change to the 40% tax threshold:

SNP will not adopt...
18th Mar 2016, 08:37
Replies: 52
Views: 14,284
Posted By Biggus

Why does either role, P-8 or Reaper, have to done...

Why does either role, P-8 or Reaper, have to done by an officer (WSO) as opposed to a SNCO (WSOp)? History? Indeed, I thought many 'back seaters' in the Reaper fleet are currently WSOps?

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