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18th May 2016, 03:54
Replies: 14
Views: 6,591
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Those who keep themselves at the top end of the...

Those who keep themselves at the top end of the fitness scale obviously need less attention. Those in the middle need some. Those at the bottom end need more. It seems sensible to focus the efforts...
15th Mar 2016, 12:05
Replies: 3
Views: 2,654
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

You've seen a ship in a bottle..

...but how about the equivalent with an aircraft?

The creation of a new military aircraft display at one of my local museums. Footage also of interest to MT Drivers, Movers and Crash & Smash...
2nd Jan 2016, 04:14
Replies: 134
Views: 35,082
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Either you didn't read my post or I failed to...

Either you didn't read my post or I failed to make myself clear. I was reflecting upon the CURRENT IOT and not some aspiration. For what it's worth, the RAF is severely hampered by those who remain...
1st Jan 2016, 05:21
Replies: 134
Views: 35,082
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

It would be a real shame to chop the current IOT...

It would be a real shame to chop the current IOT in any way.

You old buggers who retired before it got serious - you can stop reading now.

I went through IOT in the mid 90's and thought I got a...
23rd Aug 2015, 04:58
Replies: 44
Views: 11,435
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Well then there you go. Some people who are part...

Well then there you go. Some people who are part of a very large and diverse organization have personal standards and views not shared by some other people.
10th Aug 2015, 13:27
Replies: 84
Views: 14,246
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

If you filter out the selective memory and...

If you filter out the selective memory and history so far in this thread, joining as a junior rank with the intention of becoming an Officer (never mind a Pilot) is ill advised. Very very few people...
14th Jul 2015, 19:59
Replies: 48
Views: 9,774
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

How very astute of you. Just because the MoD...

How very astute of you.

Just because the MoD didn't understand something 30 years ago does not mean it should not and does not understand something a little better today. Many of the Stiff Upper...
11th Jul 2015, 10:35
Replies: 40
Views: 4,847
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

I take it that you've had a holiday cancelled and...

I take it that you've had a holiday cancelled and now you've got the hump?

Where do you see the responsibility of the UKFO sitting? Is it with the Tunisian government or is it perhaps looking at...
7th Jul 2015, 03:34
Replies: 85
Views: 12,337
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

I was told that the substantive rank of Acting...

I was told that the substantive rank of Acting Pilot Officer was Pilot Officer.

APO was an honour, not a rank. As someone who held the position of SAPONI for a few months, I often reflect on the...
24th Jun 2015, 04:18
Replies: 29
Views: 8,920
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

That was the 'system' working. Irregularity...

That was the 'system' working. Irregularity spotted and dealt with because someone had visibility. A Range Manager earning their pay.
23rd Jun 2015, 18:19
Replies: 29
Views: 8,920
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Well yes, yes it is. However, for the system to...

Well yes, yes it is. However, for the system to work, those spares need to be visible by the 'system'. There won't be enough of those items for every chief in the RAF to have a few in his drawer, so...
18th Jun 2015, 17:55
Replies: 25
Views: 5,142
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

In my entire service I never saw a gym that...

In my entire service I never saw a gym that allowed 'veterans' free use. So there hasn't been a change of heart towards veterans.

A gym costs to build and maintain, particularly the equipment. I...
15th Jun 2015, 01:40
Replies: 20
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

There's no point in flying around with more...

There's no point in flying around with more weight than you need. It slows you down, puts extra strain on engines, airframe etc. You also take the landing weight into consideration as well - you...
31st Mar 2015, 03:52
Replies: 44
Views: 9,131
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

It was more a reflection of my frustration that,...

It was more a reflection of my frustration that, whilst the Army and REME in particular got it together and got involved, the RAF were rather sniffy and arms-length with the whole thing. Given I was...
29th Mar 2015, 01:28
Replies: 44
Views: 9,131
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Given that the RAF only have an old engine and...

Given that the RAF only have an old engine and the driver involved, the success of Bloodhound may well rest in the hands of the REME personnel who are providing a lot of the engineering capability.
23rd Feb 2015, 21:31
Replies: 35
Views: 7,129
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

The broken procurement system exacerbates the...

The broken procurement system exacerbates the broken storage and maintenance system. There are multiple contracts for the same and similar items across all areas, leading to storage problems brought...
20th Feb 2015, 12:07
Replies: 35
Views: 7,129
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

For those who are talking about something else,...

For those who are talking about something else, this is not the civilization of RAF Logistics. This is the contractorization of many off-base aspects that have largely been in civilian hands for most...
19th Feb 2015, 22:05
Replies: 35
Views: 7,129
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

It's been crying out for years. Single Service...

It's been crying out for years. Single Service stovepipes and procurement that is just stupid and blinkered. It won't take much to improve things and turn a profit.
19th Feb 2015, 20:40
Replies: 35
Views: 7,129
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

The MoD was not willing to make the changes it...

The MoD was not willing to make the changes it needed so I guess it will change when someone else makes them. It's always the way, like bringing in a consultant to tell the higher management what...
8th Feb 2015, 18:32
Replies: 28
Views: 6,502
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Most other NATO countries have a far better...

Most other NATO countries have a far better reserve to regular ratio than the UK has. They make it work. It is a bit of an adjustment in mindset and approach but it could be done.
Then again, you've...
31st Jan 2015, 03:16
Replies: 22
Views: 6,936
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

I shared an office (this was in 2005) with a...

I shared an office (this was in 2005) with a certain old and bold avuncular Supply Sqn Ldr who used to tell tales of his time in Aden and other parts of the Empire we gave up long ago. It wasn't...
17th Jan 2015, 23:28
Replies: 57
Views: 14,233
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

The shirts shown look like a blue version of the...

The shirts shown look like a blue version of the current combats. Same pockets, same rank, no need for the camouflage so they have remained dark blue as they always have. Seems sensible for life...
12th Jan 2015, 17:59
Replies: 113
Views: 32,853
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

There have been a number of operational...

There have been a number of operational deployments possible that haven't had their own gongs. I have several extremely capable friends who found that their pursuit of experience before 2003 ensured...
4th Jan 2015, 11:11
Replies: 24
Views: 7,312
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

It's funny that not rocking the boat is...

It's funny that not rocking the boat is referenced by a few here. I seemed to spend most of my career cleaning up after those who changed stuff for the sake of changing it and to get noticed rather...
30th Dec 2014, 03:01
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,182,344
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

A couple more articles relevant to this...

A couple more articles relevant to this discussion

The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake - The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/384088/the-pentagons-15-trillion-mistake/)

The...
23rd Dec 2014, 15:23
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Once again, you are ignoring all the other...

Once again, you are ignoring all the other military units that deploy. Aircraft squadrons have female aircrew, engineers, admin. 90SU have women, RLC have female drivers, medical teams etc etc....
23rd Dec 2014, 14:15
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

What are you on about? The Armed Forces sets it's...

What are you on about? The Armed Forces sets it's entry requirements for each Trade and Branch, then tests and trains accordingly. I don't care what gender anyone is if they can pass the requisite...
23rd Dec 2014, 03:10
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

I doubt it. This topic has surfaced every few...

I doubt it. This topic has surfaced every few years for as long as I can remember and those arguing against it have less and less valid points each time. It was the same argument that stopped women...
22nd Dec 2014, 14:06
Replies: 90
Views: 22,395
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

It's called Assessment Creep and it has nothing...

It's called Assessment Creep and it has nothing to do with anything other than people not knowing how the system works and/or not wanting to be honest when writing assessments. If you and all your...
22nd Dec 2014, 00:17
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Why is that worse than men getting mutilated?...

Why is that worse than men getting mutilated? :confused:

I've never said that women should be put into the infantry. I believe that, if they can pass the requisite tests and training, then they...
21st Dec 2014, 21:18
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

Let's talk about the tab / yomp across the FI...

Let's talk about the tab / yomp across the FI shall we? Undertaken by the elite of the British infantry forces at the time. Not every infantryman could undertake that sort of effort and be...
21st Dec 2014, 15:23
Replies: 120
Views: 15,540
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

As usual, the bluff old traditionalists wheel...

As usual, the bluff old traditionalists wheel themselves out for a thread about women. If it isn't you lot drooling over women, it's the same Daily Mail-ruffling Cold War Warriors complaining that...
20th Dec 2014, 13:05
Replies: 183
Views: 38,777
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

If you want to back up a broad, sweeping...

If you want to back up a broad, sweeping statement with an equally vague and pointless statement, then you may as well go and work the Daily Mail military news desk.

Admin Discharge statistics for...
9th Dec 2014, 14:26
Replies: 176
Views: 47,045
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

If everyone was as special as you once were, then...

If everyone was as special as you once were, then you'd not have been so special would you?

I've worked with rotary, FJ, transport and EW fleets. Each is different and each attracts a different...
7th Dec 2014, 14:43
Replies: 176
Views: 47,045
Posted By Mr C Hinecap

For someone who claims to have been around Air...

For someone who claims to have been around Air Power for so long, you have a wonderfully biased and blinkered view of the whole thing. The RAF has been defending it's position as something other than...
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