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1st Mar 2019, 22:48
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By Always a Sapper

I don't think we would notice if that one was...

I don't think we would notice if that one was shut and sold off over the weekend, if anything things 'FM' might even improve!
As for optimum laydown required to support operational capability.......
11th Feb 2019, 21:31
Replies: 27
Views: 7,442
Posted By Always a Sapper

At least it was just a No 1, could have been...

At least it was just a No 1, could have been worse, far worse.

Early 80's at a certain not so secret RE base/engineering school somewhere near Chatham the students were entertained by attending a...
5th Feb 2019, 20:15
Replies: 74
Views: 16,903
Posted By Always a Sapper

Aye, but then I guess the sellers are banking on...

Aye, but then I guess the sellers are banking on the rarity and that he isn't doing any more... In which case not so bad and could if an original be considered cheap, and then there's the frame...
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5th Feb 2019, 20:03
Replies: 74
Views: 16,903
Posted By Always a Sapper

Mmm 5 mins research on flea bay leads one to...

Mmm 5 mins research on flea bay leads one to question if something may or may not be quite kosher....

Key thing would be just how Eric Day signed his work off. Was the signature consistent across...
5th Jan 2019, 15:32
Replies: 13
Views: 2,732
Posted By Always a Sapper

Why not just make the access hole bigger, or are...

Why not just make the access hole bigger, or are we then getting into material stress territory?
10th Nov 2018, 00:04
Replies: 23
Views: 5,237
Posted By Always a Sapper

No, I'd keep the Navy and quadruple and then some...

No, I'd keep the Navy and quadruple and then some the number of Ships etc for the RN. And also increase basing to allow for a world wide presence and.....
1. Merge the RAF into the FAA.
2. Merge...
26th Sep 2018, 19:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,978
Posted By Always a Sapper

Good, well done that Man. Finally a Minister with...

Good, well done that Man. Finally a Minister with a good dose of common sense and decency plus he's the Defence Minister to boot. Sadly I fear he wont be long in the job once the rest work out he's...
25th Jun 2018, 19:33
Replies: 17
Views: 4,048
Posted By Always a Sapper

Absolutely no way they were given this contract...

Absolutely no way they were given this contract as a misguided attempt to prevent them following Carillion down the drain? A sort of 'under the table' bail out? Nah, they'd never do that.... Would...
24th Jun 2018, 18:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Always a Sapper

Veterans Services Offered to the market

A new thread just started in the other place..... You may be interested.

Long story short, another Brain thingy by the MOD, this time they have issued an invitation to negotiate to three...
24th Jun 2018, 18:38
Replies: 17
Views: 4,048
Posted By Always a Sapper

Capita wins Defence Fire & Rescue

Seems that the MOD have gone and had yet another superb brain fart and have awarded Crapita the Contract to run Defence Fire & Rescue.....

Going by their (Crapita, not Defence Fire & Rescue)...
8th Jun 2018, 23:04
Replies: 6
Views: 2,128
Posted By Always a Sapper

If the MOD runs true to recent form there's more...

If the MOD runs true to recent form there's more chance that they will cut the number of Marines so they will fit in the remaining barracks!
7th May 2018, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 2,149
Posted By Always a Sapper

85 officers, 164 enlisted and seven civilians.......

85 officers, 164 enlisted and seven civilians.... Not many there to cover the Atlantic!
30th Apr 2018, 18:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,099
Posted By Always a Sapper

Ahh, but then the hanger doors would be too tall...

Ahh, but then the hanger doors would be too tall for the next type to go through.... such was PSA / DE / DIO logic matey :)
13th Apr 2018, 21:41
Replies: 201
Views: 35,646
Posted By Always a Sapper

The mind boggles.... And to think some one...

The mind boggles....

And to think some one was paid good beer tokens to come up with something the rug-rats in the wives club crèche could knock up while planning a quick tactical assault on the...
10th Feb 2018, 14:00
Replies: 67
Views: 20,535
Posted By Always a Sapper

Sadly as far as the political big picture is...

Sadly as far as the political big picture is concerned it probably doesn't really matter who the OEM of the MANPAD really is/was when you take into account who is carrying out the investigation.
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30th Jan 2018, 19:12
Replies: 41
Views: 11,800
Posted By Always a Sapper

What with Homes England threatening the CPO it...

What with Homes England threatening the CPO it makes you wonder if the Government actually wants to support UK Businesses?

Oxford and the surrounding area already has enough new build rabbit hutch...
12th Dec 2017, 22:38
Replies: 122
Views: 25,042
Posted By Always a Sapper

What happens if you live on the English side of...

What happens if you live on the English side of the border, are employed by a company headquartered in say London but do most of your work in Scotland?

Same goes but other way round?

Going to...
12th Dec 2017, 22:31
Replies: 149
Views: 33,153
Posted By Always a Sapper

Who knows? But if the past is anything to go by,...

Who knows? But if the past is anything to go by, then they may well be dusting off a cottage industry making simple 9mm blow-back smg's, directionally challenged mortars and good old home brew!
12th Dec 2017, 22:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,892
Posted By Always a Sapper

At least there's a pretty good chance the 1959...

At least there's a pretty good chance the 1959 Wooden Huts are still standing and useable after 58 years, one could not say the same for the SLAM blocks that are going up now!
9th Dec 2017, 21:28
Replies: 170
Views: 84,101
Posted By Always a Sapper

Doesn't look anything like that now. Lot of work...

Doesn't look anything like that now. Lot of work been done on one of the Hangers (86 IIRC) it looks really good inside and out. Shame we cant afford to do the same to ours.
28th Nov 2017, 19:35
Replies: 24
Views: 4,556
Posted By Always a Sapper

Or a certain 'Watch' happily sat in the crew room...

Or a certain 'Watch' happily sat in the crew room watching the telly while their kitchen went up in flames and smoke....

Allegedly caused by a budding cook/arsonist putting the roast potato pan...
28th Nov 2017, 19:16
Replies: 24
Views: 4,556
Posted By Always a Sapper

Only one Fire Museum? I am surprised, having been...

Only one Fire Museum? I am surprised, having been in a few I thought every station had one. Normally found next to the tower.... :suspect:




I know, hat, coat and taxi for one.....
20th Nov 2017, 19:10
Replies: 106
Views: 17,696
Posted By Always a Sapper

Get the Lanc out the hanger, even better if they...

Get the Lanc out the hanger, even better if they have a few meetings over Merkel's way!
25th Oct 2017, 19:52
Replies: 26
Views: 9,857
Posted By Always a Sapper

Over the years 'Black Mike' must have done nearly...

Over the years 'Black Mike' must have done nearly as many miles on the ground getting towed around Leuchars as it did in the air flying...

It never seemed to be in the same hanger/has twice. I...
17th Oct 2017, 21:14
Replies: 83
Views: 33,702
Posted By Always a Sapper

No Courts Martial could, either back then or now...

No Courts Martial could, either back then or now in this day and age inflict a greater punishment than knowing every waking day that you correctly or not bore some not inconsiderable responsibility...
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