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27th Feb 2011, 12:49
Replies: 64
Views: 9,970
Posted By Front Seater

Sorry for deleting the rugby induced beer post...

Sorry for deleting the rugby induced beer post late last night that rambled on.

Now sober (ish) I can hopefully make a more succinct contribution, namely that the BBC are still reporting 300 or so...
19th Jul 2009, 21:10
Replies: 260
Views: 35,097
Posted By Front Seater

There must be room at Yeovilton for Chinook or...

There must be room at Yeovilton for Chinook or Merlin or both? Apart from what you are all terming as south side which appears to be a significant waste of (ex Sea Harrier?) good hangar space then...
18th Jul 2009, 12:32
Replies: 260
Views: 35,097
Posted By Front Seater

I am afraid that the whole maritime...

I am afraid that the whole maritime pre-embarkation training and currencies do not fit well with the 16 Air Assault Brigade operational and exercise plots, amphibious operations just do not factor in...
9th Jul 2009, 10:41
Replies: 260
Views: 35,097
Posted By Front Seater

GPMG, I did have a detailed answer to your...

GPMG,

I did have a detailed answer to your post - but I have edited to just simply remind you of how the helicopter helped rapidly move men and equipment around the battlefield (as in NI and early...
9th Jul 2009, 10:14
Replies: 260
Views: 35,097
Posted By Front Seater

Slightly off topic (but you will see where I am...

Slightly off topic (but you will see where I am going with this)...

The Def Sec may want to visit those that are are ill in hospital, or recoverying without limbs from their illness and ask theses...
21st May 2009, 22:12
Replies: 54
Views: 6,382
Posted By Front Seater

Well done Tim. Truly deserved by a top bloke. I...

Well done Tim. Truly deserved by a top bloke. I knew him when he worked with the first AH AMTAT and he was instrumental in the team that made AH what it is today.

But lets not be to hasty...
12th Apr 2009, 09:14
Replies: 29
Views: 6,636
Posted By Front Seater

Yes we have done this before.... but what we...

Yes we have done this before....

but what we have not actually established is despite all of the AW 'bells and whistles' what actual increase in capability will FLynx give?

Lets look at the new...
14th Mar 2009, 20:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By Front Seater

Now lets have a look at the track record of JHC...

Now lets have a look at the track record of JHC 'project managing' change - ask anyone from 9 Regt or 3 Regt if they saw any JHC directive or orders or discussion on the 'hubbing' of AH at Wattisham?...
28th Feb 2009, 08:22
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By Front Seater

H-D I am all ready to go and have had enough...

H-D

I am all ready to go and have had enough of the AH world thanks - great job, but not for life and Mrs Front Seater is pretty threaders. In answer to your question though, although there is...
4th Jan 2009, 12:48
Replies: 272
Views: 35,309
Posted By Front Seater

[email protected] My reference to moving REME to...

[email protected]

My reference to moving REME to support u/s aircraft was one of the many internal Regimental tasks that were once absorbed by the integral Lynx fleet.

In isolation moving REME may be...
2nd Jan 2009, 17:33
Replies: 272
Views: 35,309
Posted By Front Seater

Bismark, Just to clarify, I used the term...

Bismark,

Just to clarify, I used the term 'style' referring to the Peace Enforcement end of the spectrum of conflict and could have used a number of other examples - however although the 105's...
2nd Jan 2009, 12:17
Replies: 272
Views: 35,309
Posted By Front Seater

Some interesting thoughts indeed and I am sure...

Some interesting thoughts indeed and I am sure that the next few weeks will be enlightening to say the least.

As a 'brown job' I remain totally perplexed by the whole requirement and procurement. ...
16th Dec 2008, 08:56
Replies: 96
Views: 15,236
Posted By Front Seater

Roony, This gets the majority on side,...

Roony,

This gets the majority on side, everything is out in the open and before you know it, your pension looks nothing like you were expecting. Itís sad, but itís happening and itís inevitable. ...
7th Dec 2008, 17:23
Replies: 359
Views: 48,020
Posted By Front Seater

Proone, Be very careful in saying such...

Proone,

Be very careful in saying such things - Falklands or no Falklands lessons learned I would suggest that we have not been prepared for any of the recent conflicts (less Al Faw).

All the...
18th Oct 2008, 08:11
Replies: 34
Views: 6,863
Posted By Front Seater

Rak, Couldn't agree more and although I am a...

Rak,

Couldn't agree more and although I am a funding/EP realist I do wonder what price does a dedicated life saving rescue capability cost - both financially, grand strategically and politically....
18th Oct 2008, 04:36
Replies: 58
Views: 6,201
Posted By Front Seater

Bus Driver, A ver y good point and your guys...

Bus Driver,

A ver y good point and your guys help us out regulalry. But remember your guys also need CSAR/JPR cover and you too have only a limited capability. Therefore, for you guys to...
18th Oct 2008, 04:14
Replies: 34
Views: 6,863
Posted By Front Seater

Guys, Please be very careful with your use...

Guys,

Please be very careful with your use of the English language and military abbreviations - in the world of us brown jobs the OC is Officer Commanding for a Sqn and the CO is Commanding...
14th Aug 2008, 23:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Front Seater

So is it true that 12 of the 24 AH currently in...

So is it true that 12 of the 24 AH currently in storage are going to be used by the 847 to ensure the survival of Amphibious operations or was it just wishful thinking by the RN?

I heard that the...
5th Aug 2008, 02:00
Replies: 42
Views: 5,945
Posted By Front Seater

Rumour I heard was that 847 was getting the left...

Rumour I heard was that 847 was getting the left over AH that we are currently looking to or already have in store! All that previous HMS Ocean work the 656 did not being used has raised a few...
30th Jul 2008, 04:45
Replies: 75
Views: 9,276
Posted By Front Seater

And this is my humble opinion, Something had...

And this is my humble opinion,

Something had better be done soon otherwise JHC is going to have a whole load of young guys tearing around the sky with very little depth or experience left in the...
28th Jun 2008, 23:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By Front Seater

Help Required - Currency v Competency

Have I had a few ales - yes I have, so please forgive me! :O

And maybe this kind of thread requires a sober head, but it has been playing on my mind for a while.

What is the definitive minimums...
7th Apr 2008, 11:05
Replies: 59
Views: 11,284
Posted By Front Seater

As someone that is on the shop floor, feels this...

As someone that is on the shop floor, feels this pain I totally agree with your post Low Ball.

To me the gain (saving lives) is the biggest reason to keep going and yes, although I would like more...
17th Dec 2007, 04:23
Replies: 64
Views: 8,195
Posted By Front Seater

Jack, I have no idea who you write for and...

Jack,

I have no idea who you write for and to be honest apart from some very selective productions/articles I genuinely have a real phobia with journos/media that are trying to put either their...
27th Oct 2007, 01:23
Replies: 31
Views: 5,027
Posted By Front Seater

Melchey, I like your thinking - but lets make...

Melchey,
I like your thinking - but lets make the super base Camp Bastion, put everything that is left in the rotary world of any use there, get some operational sorties (that doesn't cost the arm...
20th Oct 2007, 06:09
Replies: 70
Views: 8,545
Posted By Front Seater

Mighty Gem, You are right, nothing changes,...

Mighty Gem,

You are right, nothing changes, except that cost of training crews has gone up considerably and there wasn't so much investment in a Detmold Night Hawk crews (which in those days was...
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