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8th Jun 2021, 08:47
Replies: 89
Views: 14,405
Posted By Davef68

'Anarchy 1' is an interesting call sign

'Anarchy 1' is an interesting call sign
2nd Jun 2021, 13:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,373
Posted By Davef68

Brad King's Royal Naval Air Service 1912 to 1918...

Brad King's Royal Naval Air Service 1912 to 1918 (Hikoki) is very good, but it's long out of print and quite expensive. It does tend to deal with the operational side more than training, but I'm sure...
2nd Jun 2021, 13:23
Replies: 205
Views: 23,882
Posted By Davef68

Already gone - ABs are now Able Rates. Midshipman...

Already gone - ABs are now Able Rates. Midshipman is probably the only 'offending' rank in the RN these days - so just replace it with 'Ensign' to fit in with USN practice and we're good to go!. And...
19th May 2021, 10:58
Replies: 43
Views: 11,231
Posted By Davef68

I'm pretty sure that's taken from a video made...

I'm pretty sure that's taken from a video made during the trip down to the Falklands where the aircraft did a flypast alongside above the level of the flight deck, then crossed over the bow of the...
10th May 2021, 15:20
Replies: 27
Views: 6,515
Posted By Davef68

From memory twice as expensive as the F3 ...

From memory twice as expensive as the F3



And all three single seaters - the two seaters were primarily training aircraft, whereas the RAF wanted a two seater with pilot and Nav/RIO/WSO with...
8th May 2021, 18:42
Replies: 43
Views: 6,978
Posted By Davef68

207 is active as the F-35 OCU

207 is active as the F-35 OCU
8th May 2021, 18:39
Replies: 43
Views: 6,978
Posted By Davef68

This isn't new (although it is an extension of...

This isn't new (although it is an extension of the policy) - for example the RAuxAF ground units were given the numbers of former RAuxAF flying squadrons as long ago as the late 90s, and 92 have been...
7th May 2021, 09:34
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,392
Posted By Davef68

Didn't a USMC AV-8B unit deploy to Illustrious in...

Didn't a USMC AV-8B unit deploy to Illustrious in about 2007/8 whilst our Harriers were busy somewhere hot and high?
19th Apr 2021, 08:47
Replies: 12
Views: 4,612
Posted By Davef68

Interesting shape. Look forward to seeing it come...

Interesting shape. Look forward to seeing it come together
16th Apr 2021, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 4,972
Posted By Davef68

Have posts been deleted? That seemed to escalate...

Have posts been deleted? That seemed to escalate quickly.
16th Apr 2021, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 5,021
Posted By Davef68

I thought it was so the vertically challenged...

I thought it was so the vertically challenged didn't have to stand on tip-toes and squint to see the rank of the officer addressing them?
13th Apr 2021, 14:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Davef68

I suspect if BA re-introduce BA1/2 out of LCY, it...

I suspect if BA re-introduce BA1/2 out of LCY, it will be with an A220. G-EUNA has gone to be parted out for spares
13th Apr 2021, 12:19
Replies: 33
Views: 9,012
Posted By Davef68

So the Orions, which replaced the Atlantic in...

So the Orions, which replaced the Atlantic in Dutch service, then the Atlantic in German service, might be replaced by... the Atlantic!
13th Apr 2021, 12:14
Replies: 132
Views: 28,680
Posted By Davef68

The BBC showed an interview where he supported...

The BBC showed an interview where he supported his views on field sports and conservation 'If you don't conserve nature, then you would have nothing to shoot next year'
7th Apr 2021, 12:40
Replies: 26
Views: 4,792
Posted By Davef68

Or, as it's better known, Voyager! :-)

Or, as it's better known, Voyager! :-)
6th Apr 2021, 11:13
Replies: 38
Views: 6,035
Posted By Davef68

Air Britain did a book on it (The Washington...

Air Britain did a book on it (The Washington File), albeit only 36 pages - like most AB type books it's a history of the service of each individual airframe, with a selection of photos. It's been OOP...
25th Mar 2021, 19:12
Replies: 61
Views: 15,313
Posted By Davef68

I had heard vague rumours about a BBJ order, but...

I had heard vague rumours about a BBJ order, but pushed back due to both the Defence Review and the MAX scandal
25th Mar 2021, 19:05
23rd Mar 2021, 13:28
Replies: 731
Views: 240,901
Posted By Davef68

I guess no-one in light blue proof read the...

I guess no-one in light blue proof read the report!
23rd Mar 2021, 13:27
Replies: 731
Views: 240,901
Posted By Davef68

He may have left the building now, but this and...

He may have left the building now, but this and the emphasis on cyber are evidence that Dominic Cummings influence is still there..
23rd Mar 2021, 12:00
Replies: 61
Views: 15,313
Posted By Davef68

So a non-military contractor operated Government...

So a non-military contractor operated Government Air Service. Presumably it will have defensive aids fitted?
22nd Mar 2021, 16:19
Replies: 61
Views: 15,313
Posted By Davef68

Presumably they've realised the Voyager is too...

Presumably they've realised the Voyager is too big/expensive to use for local trips for lesser Ministers than the PM - or have it's military taskings meant it's not been available when needed.
16th Mar 2021, 14:54
Replies: 85
Views: 18,378
Posted By Davef68

The 103 year experiment! I think it's...

The 103 year experiment!

I think it's because the RAF has roles that you could see under another service (and, in other countries, are under those services). There is less logic in the RAF...
15th Mar 2021, 15:32
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By Davef68

PS if anyone has any pictures, feel free to...

PS if anyone has any pictures, feel free to share!!
15th Mar 2021, 15:32
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By Davef68

As the OP in nostalgia, thank you for posting...

As the OP in nostalgia, thank you for posting here. I think that definitively answers the question.

As far as I know, there are no similar flying units these days,(the Falkland Islands Government...
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