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8th Oct 2021, 10:13
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Posted By Finningley Boy

Boris Johnson allegedly overruled military on new...

Boris Johnson allegedly overruled military on new Armed Forces Head | Daily Mail Online...
7th Oct 2021, 16:08
Replies: 59
Views: 12,097
Posted By Finningley Boy

Happy to hear its a Naval Officer once again...

Happy to hear its a Naval Officer once again after a 20 year gap. I do recall back in the noughties Max Hastings, following the incident with the Iranians seizing the RN Patrol Boat (I think that's...
24th Aug 2021, 05:43
Replies: 37
Views: 12,460
Posted By Finningley Boy

Interesting to note that the chap who pursued the...

Interesting to note that the chap who pursued the story about Sir Peter's alleged relationship with Lady Bienvenida Buck, was one Max Clifford!
5th Aug 2021, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Finningley Boy

Bang on BATCO, EFA, or as you describe AST 403 to...

Bang on BATCO, EFA, or as you describe AST 403 to use Air Staff requirement number, was originally a requirement to replace the Harrier and Jaguar. It would also replace the Phantom in Germany, and...
3rd Aug 2021, 22:02
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Finningley Boy

If I recall correctly, the French objections at...

If I recall correctly, the French objections at the time were the priority of Germany, UK and Italy for primarily an Interceptor. The French wanted to place emphasis on a Ground Attack aircraft. As...
3rd Aug 2021, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By Finningley Boy

Encouraging news from the Defence Secetary?

UK defence secretary wants ‘volume' Tempest production (janes.com) (https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-defence-secretary-wants-volume-tempest-production)

The Defence Secretary has...
12th Jul 2021, 16:07
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

I'll not make any further posts on here after...

I'll not make any further posts on here after this Beardy, save for this one, I'm the dissenting voice, I'm concerned that there are professional opinions which counter the more wide spread reports...
12th Jul 2021, 08:07
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

Casting doubt on those I disagree with? You're...

Casting doubt on those I disagree with? You're right Beardy, I'm unique!:} Further, you've got your argument completely the wrong way round, authoritarian regimes depend on mass public obedience, its...
12th Jul 2021, 06:03
Replies: 182
Views: 39,714
Posted By Finningley Boy

SLXOwft, Reading that snippet its remarkable...

SLXOwft,

Reading that snippet its remarkable to think that in my adult life there was a time when the RAF had at least four four stars active who weren't either CAS, VCDS or CDS.

FB:8
12th Jul 2021, 05:54
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

Actually I'm none of the above just to surprise...

Actually I'm none of the above just to surprise you, but I have my suspicions about peoples' motives. There are eminently qualified people who take a different view, Professor Carl Heneghan, I was...
11th Jul 2021, 19:09
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

Oh I admit to a degree of rhetoric to make a...

Oh I admit to a degree of rhetoric to make a point, but we've plunged a long way from what we accepted as normal up to March 2020. I've been up to the inner German border in the day and I've stood...
11th Jul 2021, 16:05
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

You'll note how the insidious so an' so tries to...

You'll note how the insidious so an' so tries to encourage acceptance of her dystopia by comparing it to getting used to something much simpler, if revolting, and honestly, voluntary. Its been said...
11th Jul 2021, 15:23
Replies: 182
Views: 39,714
Posted By Finningley Boy

And now Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, it...

And now Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team for 1980, newly equipped with the Hawker Siddley Planey McPlane Face T1!:oh:...
11th Jul 2021, 14:16
Replies: 182
Views: 39,714
Posted By Finningley Boy

Indeed, didn't someone post earlier that CAS...

Indeed,

didn't someone post earlier that CAS was not convinced of the need the Tranche 1 Typhoons to be given any such kind of role?

FB
11th Jul 2021, 13:30
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

Is this a self answering question? Who doesn't...

Is this a self answering question? Who doesn't think another, nay, endless lockdowns will damage the economy.

FB
11th Jul 2021, 13:18
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

Good PR!;) FB

Good PR!;)

FB
11th Jul 2021, 12:05
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

I'd rather not be led into further accusations of...

I'd rather not be led into further accusations of thread drift and irrelevance Beardy, save to say, there is a common trend between those who see the Bottle half empty, or even completely empty and...
11th Jul 2021, 08:14
Replies: 182
Views: 39,714
Posted By Finningley Boy

One imagines HHA will be the likely contenders? ...

One imagines HHA will be the likely contenders? I wonder if they'll pick up few of the Hawks? They also need to find somewhere else to live of course.

FB
11th Jul 2021, 07:32
Replies: 182
Views: 39,714
Posted By Finningley Boy

Doesn't JFACTSU operate the Hawk T1? FB

Doesn't JFACTSU operate the Hawk T1?

FB
11th Jul 2021, 07:29
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

SWBKCB, I'm terribly sorry if you think I'm...

SWBKCB,

I'm terribly sorry if you think I'm guilty of thread drift, I imagine the response to your preceding post, and it, can both be seen that way. However, a question was asked of me, so I...
11th Jul 2021, 06:18
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

I thought I'd get this response, Herod, this...

I thought I'd get this response, Herod, this pandemic is nothing if not a politically polarized battle ground. If you want to know how polarized, listen to what Rishi Sunak had to say yesterday, he...
10th Jul 2021, 17:20
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Finningley Boy

Bob Viking, I take your point, I probably...

Bob Viking,

I take your point, I probably did anyway then again, the US despite the obvious difference in funding and quantity, still fields equally capable aircraft, well, latest Block F-16...
10th Jul 2021, 17:10
Replies: 37
Views: 5,183
Posted By Finningley Boy

I'm sure the tickets were no where near £200, but...

I'm sure the tickets were no where near £200, but I don't believe Cosford ever got around to releasing details about the event beyond it being postponed, and now as last year, cancelled. Sanicole in...
10th Jul 2021, 13:47
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Finningley Boy

And further still SLXOwft, how are the Typhoon...

And further still SLXOwft, how are the Typhoon squadrons deployed? Is everything squeezed into the training programme of each unit? Are the squadrons assigned specific roles meaning out of seven...
10th Jul 2021, 12:49
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Finningley Boy

Well done mr Null, I see what you did...

Well done mr Null,

I see what you did there!:ok:

FB
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