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26th Jul 2018, 08:43
Replies: 174
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Posted By skippedonce

There's much more going on at Scampton than just...

There's much more going on at Scampton than just the aerobatics of 9 red jets. 1ACC's CRC at Scampton is the operational element, delivering air surveillance and control at part of UK and NATO Air...
25th Jul 2018, 19:14
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Everything old is new again

To answer my own question from earlier, apparently 1ACC is moving to <drumroll> Boulmer, which the unit left in 2005-6 on their way south to Scamptom via Kirton-in-Lindsey <boom, tsing>. Well done...
24th Jul 2018, 15:54
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Too true. Mobility is life, and on so many...

Too true. Mobility is life, and on so many levels an R3 is a death trap.
24th Jul 2018, 15:30
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Without going into the nauseous technical detail,...

Without going into the nauseous technical detail, if only it were that easy!
24th Jul 2018, 14:17
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Yep, a little difficult to just jump on the Tube...

Yep, a little difficult to just jump on the Tube if you're an international visitor with a spare afternoon in London, and also considerably less easy to get to than Duxford.
24th Jul 2018, 12:18
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

But in practice, not since they became a 'hybrid'...

But in practice, not since they became a 'hybrid' unit, by taking on the static role of the previous CRC Scampton in addition to their mobile capability.
24th Jul 2018, 12:08
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

I'm sure Leeming was mooted as the new home of...

I'm sure Leeming was mooted as the new home of the Reds some years ago, and killed off due to safety concerns for all those distracted HGV drivers on the A1(M) causing accidents that would then be...
24th Jul 2018, 12:06
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Any word on relocation for 1ACC, or in the...

Any word on relocation for 1ACC, or in the wonderful new world of the Air Ops Branch will everyone go to Swanwick?
24th Jul 2018, 09:17
Replies: 174
Views: 43,558
Posted By skippedonce

Get with the programme. The 100 year experiment...

Get with the programme. The 100 year experiment ended on 1 Apr 2018, and we're still here.
30th Apr 2018, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By skippedonce

Alex, condolences to you and your family. I had...

Alex, condolences to you and your family. I had the great pleasure of speaking with him in Brussels only two weeks ago as part of the RAFA celebration of RAF100, so his passing must have come as a...
26th Apr 2018, 14:56
Replies: 75
Views: 16,975
Posted By skippedonce

One of the very few RAF airfields on the West...

One of the very few RAF airfields on the West coast, has an Auxi squadron and is very handy for the local Reserve Army and RM when using Altcar and others for the Morcambe Bay gas field and the ship...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2018, 08:16
Replies: 104
Views: 8,898
Posted By skippedonce

If you ever make it to Melbourne ...

If you ever make it to Melbourne ...
3rd Apr 2018, 14:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,940
Posted By skippedonce

From Wiki: 'AVM Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes,...

From Wiki:

'AVM Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes, GCSI, GCIE, GBE, KCB, CMG (23 July 1877 – 30 September 1954) was a British military officer and politician.
Sykes was a junior officer in the 15th...
29th Sep 2017, 17:41
Replies: 956
Views: 263,763
Posted By skippedonce

Rats, even (or especially) those leaving a...

Rats, even (or especially) those leaving a sinking ship, are pretty cunning and intelligent creatures.
27th Sep 2017, 14:03
Replies: 55
Views: 11,722
Posted By skippedonce

And considering Boeing's legal department is...

And considering Boeing's legal department is probably larger than DE&S, I'm sure they'll be quaking in their boots!
27th Sep 2017, 08:32
Replies: 19
Views: 5,463
Posted By skippedonce

Given the source is a Turkish-based (so...

Given the source is a Turkish-based (so effectively government-controlled) media outlet, this is a reasonably well-balanced and informative synopsis of how we got to this point.

Why is Turkey...
13th Sep 2017, 12:02
Replies: 19
Views: 5,463
Posted By skippedonce

Too true, but the political dynamics between NATO...

Too true, but the political dynamics between NATO and Russia are very different now than they were in 2000. That's not to say that there aren't regional parallels between the two events, but the...
12th Sep 2017, 15:04
Replies: 19
Views: 5,463
Posted By skippedonce

S400s for Turkey

Turkey signs Russian missile defence deal (http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/turkey-signs-russian-missile-defence-deal/news-story/5c3de4ef354c2d4233f8bfa54681b92d)


The Kremlin has...
17th Aug 2017, 17:05
Replies: 87
Views: 42,578
Posted By skippedonce

Having been fortunate enough to visit Retro on a...

Having been fortunate enough to visit Retro on a couple of occasions a few years ago (2010), I'd be surprised if they're at fault, as I found them to be a highly professional, well-motivated and...
9th Jun 2017, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By skippedonce

Peachy is a proponent of NATO, so perhaps it says...

Peachy is a proponent of NATO, so perhaps it says more for his assessment of the future of UK defence rather than any notion of being 'kicked upstairs'?
25th Apr 2017, 16:16
Replies: 25
Views: 5,171
Posted By skippedonce

What, you mean strip them of the civil honours...

What, you mean strip them of the civil honours they doubtless received for saving the department so much money it a time of financial need!
25th Apr 2017, 16:13
Replies: 40
Views: 5,689
Posted By skippedonce

The Kiwi - a flighhtless bird :)

Very pleased to hear of the ceremonies to remember the fallen, but better still to remember them accurately for who they were. The 'Australian Flying Corps' was established in 1912, and with the...
7th Apr 2017, 19:21
Replies: 49
Views: 8,386
Posted By skippedonce

PC Madness

Hit - far too agressive, so perhaps 'coming together'.

Miss - sexist, non-PC.

Deferred - suggests something not attained, and in these days of 'joint winners' et al, why not 'stopping things' -...
3rd Apr 2017, 23:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,695
Posted By skippedonce

Petition to attempt DNA identification of Maj Edward 'Mick' Mannock VC DSO MC

Possibly spurred on by the recent BBC documentary on WWI Aces: this petition requests investigation, exhumation and identification to prove/disprove the remains of "A British Airman Of The First...
22nd Jan 2017, 07:15
Replies: 58
Views: 14,042
Posted By skippedonce

The Scandinavians seem to view conscription as a...

The Scandinavians seem to view conscription as a much more 'national character-building' exercise than other Europeans. Finland has continued conscription without a break, while in the Baltics...
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