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14th Apr 2021, 18:39
Replies: 20
Views: 4,680
Posted By BATCO

I was in the French Foreign Legion in late...

I was in the French Foreign Legion in late 70s-early 80s. We all wore our rank badges 'front and centre' on combat kit. On more formal kit (equivalent of No1s or walking out dress) Officers (incl WO...
28th Mar 2021, 14:53
Replies: 20
Views: 4,822
Posted By BATCO

Having served 37 years as an RAF Regt officer...

Having served 37 years as an RAF Regt officer including 2 years as Adjt of 2624 Sqn RAuxAF Regt, 1. congratulate her on her choice, 2. continue to encourage her, 3. PM me if you want to discuss...
25th Feb 2021, 05:00
Replies: 6,154
Views: 1,745,854
Posted By BATCO

Good to see Chinooks on the deck. CHF might feel...

Good to see Chinooks on the deck. CHF might feel a bit left out.

Batco
28th Oct 2020, 16:29
Replies: 308
Views: 92,463
Posted By BATCO

F35 Lightning II might be a mouthful. But...

F35 Lightning II might be a mouthful. But 'Lightning" isn't. Perhaps we should revert to "Dave"
28th Oct 2020, 05:53
Replies: 308
Views: 92,463
Posted By BATCO

Translation/interpretation please

"Iím excited to watch how they mature the Panther into the future."

Any takers to explain this to me? I must be getting old.

Batco
1st Oct 2020, 05:11
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By BATCO

I think that is the more remarkable piece of...

I think that is the more remarkable piece of information. Especially given the number of battlefield helicopters operated by the US Army (plus USMC types).

Batco
19th Sep 2020, 19:11
Replies: 729
Views: 235,513
Posted By BATCO

If some of you can ignore the name of the website...

If some of you can ignore the name of the website and some of its posts, you might find this article interesting (but a tad late to influence the current review):
...
8th Aug 2020, 06:33
Replies: 124
Views: 28,341
Posted By BATCO

I hope Sharkey appreciates being compared with...

I hope Sharkey appreciates being compared with "..Bader, Johnson, Ball,....." rather than inter alia Orr or Hay.
23rd Jul 2020, 04:55
Replies: 27
Views: 4,764
Posted By BATCO

RIVET seems to be a project name/codeword...

RIVET seems to be a project name/codeword associated with electronic reconnaissance variants of the C135. JOINT is part of a series: AMBER, BRASS, CARD, DANDY.....JOINT.
A bit like project Airseeker...
19th May 2020, 20:17
Replies: 15
Views: 5,312
Posted By BATCO

Minor correction, citizenship is available to...

Minor correction, citizenship is available to legionnaires after 3 years of service or earlier if wounded in action.

Batco
(formerly of 2REP)
4th Nov 2019, 06:37
Replies: 141
Views: 61,045
Posted By BATCO

LJ et al I have no skin in this fight, but for...

LJ et al
I have no skin in this fight, but for the sake of a balanced argument on brevet vs badge, QR434 (2) as at AL41 of Jun 2016, muddies the water by stating:

434. Training of Personnel in...
21st Oct 2019, 20:22
Replies: 44
Views: 14,987
Posted By BATCO

Batco jnr is a RM Captain. He tells me that...

Batco jnr is a RM Captain. He tells me that officer ranks and insignia are destined to change to those of RN, while RM ORs will retain 'military' rank and insignia.

Regards
Batco
7th Oct 2019, 18:43
2nd Oct 2019, 18:11
Replies: 21
Views: 7,762
Posted By BATCO

With pleasure.... Typhoon Germany 130 Italy...

With pleasure....
Typhoon
Germany 130
Italy 90
Spain 61
UK 160
Austria - 15
Kuwait - 28
Oman - 12
Qatar - 24
27th Sep 2019, 19:19
Replies: 40
Views: 14,860
Posted By BATCO

boss bɒs noun ....an embellished knob

boss bɒs
noun
....an embellished knob
12th Aug 2019, 18:44
Replies: 15
Views: 3,220
Posted By BATCO

In late 1978 (when Batco enlisted in the...

In late 1978 (when Batco enlisted in the Legion)..
1. Yes. Belgian and Canadian (Quebecois) nationality was popularly claimed. Swiss less so in my recollection.
2. Yes.
3. The contract was the...
30th Jul 2019, 16:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By BATCO

See my amended post (9) above. Batco

See my amended post (9) above.

Batco
29th Jul 2019, 20:28
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By BATCO

Pioniers de La Legion Etangere. Similar in some...

Pioniers de La Legion Etangere. Similar in some respects to the farriers that accompany the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiments. The uniform accoutrements (leather apron) and axes come from the...
29th Jul 2019, 18:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By BATCO

But the Fete Nationale is celebrated every year...

But the Fete Nationale is celebrated every year with about this level of effort. So perhaps a better comparison would be with the Queen's Birthday Parade. QBP 2019 was 14 x ac + RAFAT.

Regards...
26th Jul 2019, 05:36
Replies: 40
Views: 17,711
Posted By BATCO

Often summarised as "Cavaliers, wrong but...

Often summarised as "Cavaliers, wrong but romantic: Roundheads, right but repulsive".

Batco
8th Jun 2019, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 10,403
Posted By BATCO

Well done to all on list with particular...

Well done to all on list with particular congratulations to Seb Kendall and Jake Alpert.


The French system is pretty good. Chevalier in place of our LS&GC followed by promotions based on...
6th Feb 2019, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By BATCO

Try this link for location/extent of DZ N: ...

Try this link for location/extent of DZ N:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/6th_Airborne_Division_June_1944.png

Regards
Batco...
6th Feb 2019, 19:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By BATCO

Thanks, my pleasure. While browsing the link I...

Thanks, my pleasure. While browsing the link I hope you noticed the presence of 1 (Canadian) Parachute Bn in the Orbat for 6 (UK) Abn Div.
Regards
Batco
5th Feb 2019, 18:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By BATCO

It will, of course, be a fantastic spectacle. ...

It will, of course, be a fantastic spectacle. Interestingly if all 38 DC3/C-47 make it to DZ N, that will be 11 more than were scheduled to fly to DZ N on 6 Jun 44. Pity that the 91 Stirlings, 26...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2018, 20:46
Replies: 12,265
Views: 1,604,035
Posted By BATCO

Yes, but our view of debate seems to be at...

Yes, but our view of debate seems to be at variance.



There you go again putting words in other people's mouths. It is axiomatic in making my case that I do not believe my position untenable.
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