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11th May 2019, 15:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By Melchett01

Thank you all for your help and PMs - once again...

Thank you all for your help and PMs - once again the 'PPruNe virtual crewroom' comes up with an answer! I'll try asking an easier question next time - meaning of life or string theory.
9th May 2019, 18:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By Melchett01

Chinook HC2 range

Hope some kind soul can point me in the right direction. I'm trying to get an idea of the range for the HC2s we used to operate in the early 2000s for an informal piece of staff work I'm engaged in....
7th May 2019, 22:12
Replies: 103
Views: 43,891
Posted By Melchett01

PN - I know we certainly didn't read it! And not...

PN - I know we certainly didn't read it! And not exactly environmentally friendly as a result.
7th May 2019, 22:05
Replies: 103
Views: 43,891
Posted By Melchett01

[/left] Especially given that such documents...

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Especially given that such documents will invariably carry a security classification, and therefore, the leaker could quite easily be prosecuted under the OSA. Politicians eh?!
2nd May 2019, 22:42
Replies: 103
Views: 43,891
Posted By Melchett01

Loss of life and injury is covered as part of the...

Loss of life and injury is covered as part of the definition of a damaging disclosure


There are other details in the MOD's own JSP on security, but as that hasn't been released onto Gov.UK, I...
2nd May 2019, 11:34
Replies: 103
Views: 43,891
Posted By Melchett01

I was thrinking more of Des Browne who was...

I was thrinking more of Des Browne who was double-hatted as Defence and Scottish Secs, which I recall at the time caused a not inconsiderable degree of angst that Gordon Brown was doing Defence on...
1st May 2019, 17:21
Replies: 103
Views: 43,891
Posted By Melchett01

I see Penny Morduant will retain her position as...

I see Penny Morduant will retain her position as Minister for Women. Another part time Defence Secretary. Tells you everything you need to know, if you didn’t already have questions, about the PM’s...
29th Apr 2019, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By Melchett01

Discuss: it's up there with £350M/week for the...

Discuss: it's up there with £350M/week for the NHS, this being the easiest thing we've ever done, we hold all the cards, Merkel will come grovelling when BMW realises how important we are. In short,...
29th Apr 2019, 16:33
Replies: 62
Views: 12,694
Posted By Melchett01

Lessons learned actually requires you to do...

Lessons learned actually requires you to do something rather than just talk about it!
28th Apr 2019, 10:07
Replies: 62
Views: 12,694
Posted By Melchett01

Of course we don’t learn lessons. And we almost...

Of course we don’t learn lessons. And we almost take a bizarre level of pride in that fact. As I discovered during my time in purgatory, sorry, posting to JHC HQ where I was asked to design and...
27th Apr 2019, 17:37
Replies: 52
Views: 16,156
Posted By Melchett01

Still bemused by this every time I come on here...

Still bemused by this every time I come on here and see the title in the thread list. You’d have thought with the ceaseless political quest for equality, and the opening up of combat roles to...
26th Apr 2019, 20:32
Replies: 52
Views: 16,156
Posted By Melchett01

Absolutely. Has anyone asked the ships what they...

Absolutely. Has anyone asked the ships what they want? They could be transgender or non-binary. Got to keep up with the programme, we’ll never win the next war if we’re confusing he’s and she’s.
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20th Apr 2019, 21:11
Replies: 57
Views: 16,717
Posted By Melchett01

Ernest Borgnine? Oh well, each to their own:}

Ernest Borgnine? Oh well, each to their own:}
19th Apr 2019, 14:20
Replies: 57
Views: 16,717
Posted By Melchett01

[/LEFT] I've always rather enjoyed Tom...

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I've always rather enjoyed Tom Clancy's work - more so his own earlier stuff than the more recent work that he either co-authored or was written by someone else under the Clancy...
7th Apr 2019, 19:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By Melchett01

Rumour from a reliable source is that the numbers...

Rumour from a reliable source is that the numbers of people across the RAF taking option points has increased significantly, although the ‘within historic norms’ line is still being trotted out.

A...
4th Apr 2019, 22:34
Replies: 22
Views: 5,884
Posted By Melchett01

Thanks all, may seem a bone question but I'm...

Thanks all, may seem a bone question but I'm firmly in the Joint space these days so rarely get to hear much detail about what is going on in the RAF.

Noting LJ's comment, thinking back to my time...
4th Apr 2019, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 5,884
Posted By Melchett01

651 Sqn AAC to the RAF

I hear that as of 1 Apr 651 Sqn AAC have been chopped across to the RAF as part of the rationalisation of capabilities between the forces.

I know now this is going to re-open that hoary old...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2019, 19:18
Replies: 111
Views: 20,220
Posted By Melchett01

If that's correct, that's up there towards the...

If that's correct, that's up there towards the top of the Taliban's list of criteria for being a 'good citizen'!
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2019, 13:13
Replies: 111
Views: 20,220
Posted By Melchett01

I see the Shadow Defence Secretary has chipped in...

I see the Shadow Defence Secretary has chipped in with her thoughts on this. Whilst agreeing the incident was a misjudgement and videoing it an even bigger one, I have to say her intervention is an...
28th Mar 2019, 13:13
Replies: 67
Views: 17,068
Posted By Melchett01

Well based on some of the other threads on here...

Well based on some of the other threads on here discussing experiences with contractorised flying training, I think you'll have a hard time convincing many of the military that it's a good idea to...
22nd Mar 2019, 12:42
Replies: 93
Views: 62,421
Posted By Melchett01

Bob, You're correct it is good news, but...

Bob,

You're correct it is good news, but don't be too harsh. Cynicism is often born from experience above all else.
19th Mar 2019, 18:57
Replies: 169
Views: 87,955
Posted By Melchett01

Question is when did he buy said house. Airfields...

Question is when did he buy said house. Airfields aren’t easy to hide, so if he bought it whilst the airfield was active he’s on a sticky wicket and needs to complain about the standard of survey...
10th Mar 2019, 12:37
Replies: 10
Views: 3,027
Posted By Melchett01

I was talking to a US DOD liaison officer a while...

I was talking to a US DOD liaison officer a while back on the issue of ‘the special relationship’. I did suggest that from either side it could be viewed as being one sided ie the U.K. always...
3rd Mar 2019, 05:39
Replies: 79
Views: 16,898
Posted By Melchett01

Shack, unfortunately I can’t change reality and I...

Shack, unfortunately I can’t change reality and I spent a good proportion of a couple of tours clearing up after former cpls - Army and RAF - who had somehow made it to C1 in the civil service and...
28th Feb 2019, 18:11
Replies: 79
Views: 16,898
Posted By Melchett01

If I may respond to a couple of points in one...

If I may respond to a couple of points in one post:

PN,
Concur, there is absolutely a difference in timeframes, although we were taught about calling cards in the late 90s when I went through and...
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