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10th Jan 2015, 14:51
Replies: 1,628
Views: 382,441
Posted By Strato Q

Don't forget it was the Labour Government that...

Don't forget it was the Labour Government that took the MR2 out of service a year early accepting a gap, the Tories have just tolerated it.
21st May 2014, 12:10
Replies: 277
Views: 53,724
Posted By Strato Q

Its a lash up if the crew are not trained and...

Its a lash up if the crew are not trained and experienced in SAR ops. Searching vaste expanses of water requires trained observers as well as the flight deck. How much experience do the crew have...
8th Aug 2011, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By Strato Q

Dull, dull, dull...... .......and that is...

Dull, dull, dull......

.......and that is from a kipper mate. 16mb I won't be getting back.
9th Dec 2010, 10:55
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

As Doptrack pointed out it was under the MRA4...

As Doptrack pointed out it was under the MRA4 picture; however, the BBC has changed it now.
9th Dec 2010, 10:20
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

The axing of Nimrod planes is set to save £3.6bn!!!

BBC News - BAE Systems plans 1,400 UK job cuts (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11958135)

Yet again the BBC get it wrong - the £3.6 billion is spent, we are throwing it down the drain.
2nd Nov 2010, 22:39
Replies: 397
Views: 63,092
Posted By Strato Q

If ASW was easy from a UAV why aren't the...

If ASW was easy from a UAV why aren't the Americans doing it?

I've dropped more than 200 buoys in 5 hours on task - but that might say more about my ability!
1st Nov 2010, 16:06
Replies: 177
Views: 31,526
Posted By Strato Q

PN - not sure if I have fallen for your bait, but...

PN - not sure if I have fallen for your bait, but isn't the current CGS an engineer?
30th Oct 2010, 20:13
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

The Nimrod Insanity

An interesting article on the Think Defence website in to the insanity of cancelling the MRA4:

The Nimrod Insanity | Think Defence (http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2010/10/the-nimrod-insanity/)
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27th Oct 2010, 11:44
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

Tourist - HMG may breath a sigh of relief if they...

Tourist - HMG may breath a sigh of relief if they get away with this one. The fact we have had to rely on the French again within a week to cover a task that was bread and butter for the MR2 and...
24th Oct 2010, 18:49
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

Trying to get back to the current issue of SDSR: ...

Trying to get back to the current issue of SDSR:

Local MP Angus Robertson said: “This is a serious issue and raises concerns about a lack of vital cover normally provided by Nimrod aircraft.
...
24th Oct 2010, 13:43
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

Zedder, spot on and the blood will be on the...

Zedder, spot on and the blood will be on the hands of the PM (although he won't be the PM in 10 years time), because in CAS's words the PM took complete resposibility for cancelling this capability. ...
22nd Oct 2010, 14:07
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

During CAS's visit to Kinloss on Weds he does not...

During CAS's visit to Kinloss on Weds he does not seem to agree with you, stating that this is a capability that will need replacing in the long term and that we have been driven to this position by...
22nd Oct 2010, 11:05
Replies: 21
Views: 4,032
Posted By Strato Q

Britain is guarded.....by the French

I know this has been posted on the MRA4 thread, but I thought it deserved a wider audience.

Britain must now depend on the French to stave off naval attack | The Sun |News...
22nd Oct 2010, 07:09
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

Cargo ship 'hits passenger ferry' near Amsterdam

It is breaking news and it sounds as though it is in a canal and not open water; however, surely this is a tragic and immediate warning to us. Would the 'other assets' that are now covering SAR be...
22nd Oct 2010, 06:55
Replies: 52
Views: 7,014
Posted By Strato Q

Which Base is Big Enough

Indications are that 6 sqns will remain, is either Lossie or Marham big enough to host that number of sqns?
21st Oct 2010, 21:46
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

Facebook - Save RAF Kinloss

Probably not going to do any good, but there is a Save RAF Kinloss group now running on Facebook:

Login | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Save-RAF-Kinloss/165380433487708)
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21st Mar 2010, 08:34
Replies: 2,044
Views: 481,349
Posted By Strato Q

And how many years did it take the MR2 to get...

And how many years did it take the MR2 to get there? The MRA4 will surpass the MR2 in the maritime role very quickly. Overland role? Not our game anymore.
6th Mar 2010, 07:30
Replies: 43
Views: 6,628
Posted By Strato Q

I agree there are some challenging runs at...

I agree there are some challenging runs at Saalbach-Hinterglem; however, I think describing it as stepping into harms way is a bit extreme, it is perfectly safe as long as you ski within your...
30th Jan 2010, 11:57
Replies: 37
Views: 7,742
Posted By Strato Q

RumPunch, your statement is incorrect and...

RumPunch, your statement is incorrect and misleading. We are not taking SAR duties back before IOC or any other tasks, we are making best efforts to be available but with no commitment. Also, you...
17th Jan 2010, 21:15
Replies: 221
Views: 50,936
Posted By Strato Q

The Pig is almost correct; the slashing of the...

The Pig is almost correct; the slashing of the MRA4 support money (£110m) announced was for FY 10/11 and 11/12, nothing to do with taking the MR2 out of service early. The Nimrod IPT's annual budget...
13th Oct 2008, 11:14
Replies: 42
Views: 6,357
Posted By Strato Q

There will not be any AEOs in the Information...

There will not be any AEOs in the Information Manager's seat (nee Comms Op) - it is an NCA post. AEOs will fill one of the Tacco posts as will Navs - or should I say WSOs.
11th Oct 2008, 18:13
Replies: 42
Views: 6,357
Posted By Strato Q

Beags, To split hairs, the Nimrod 2000...

Beags,

To split hairs, the Nimrod 2000 original ISD was 2003 with the MRA4 ISD set in wet concrete as Dec 2010, I make that 7 years late.
17th Jun 2008, 20:34
Replies: 1,820
Views: 346,165
Posted By Strato Q

BAES Warton don't work at weekends!

BAES Warton don't work at weekends!
9th Jun 2008, 21:46
Replies: 45
Views: 5,761
Posted By Strato Q

Modern Monkey - grow up, he was just asking for...

Modern Monkey - grow up, he was just asking for some advice in these difficult times. Try and engage your brain before you post again!:*
1st Jun 2008, 19:34
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Strato Q

Help the Heroes - Heroes Bike Ride 1st June 2008

:D:D:D Well done to all those who completed the Heroes Bike Ride today at the Cenotaph and Horse Guards, especially those that made the journey from Normandy. The Heroes Bike Ride has already had...
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