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3rd Nov 2019, 21:14
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By alfred_the_great

Next you’ll be saying everyone should be in the...

Next you’ll be saying everyone should be in the same uniform, probably with no brevets Badges, or specialist “requirements”, etc etc.

When we achieve that, then you might have a logical argument. ...
3rd Nov 2019, 19:30
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By alfred_the_great

why not? It's not very difficult.

why not? It's not very difficult.
31st Oct 2019, 17:13
Replies: 198
Views: 90,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

what chutney. RN firefighters (that is to...

what chutney.

RN firefighters (that is to say anyone at sea) are allowed beards. We simply test them to check that the mask fits, and they trim as necessary.
31st Oct 2019, 14:39
Replies: 139
Views: 44,931
Posted By alfred_the_great

well, I'm afraid to break it to you...

well, I'm afraid to break it to you...
23rd Oct 2019, 20:27
Replies: 44
Views: 12,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

That would imply this board had individuals who ...

That would imply this board had individuals who

a - were serving and knew what happened at St Athan
b - weren’t obsessed by having two wings on their chest

and

c - accepted that FJs (and...
21st Oct 2019, 18:38
Replies: 44
Views: 12,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

nope. aligned with NATO ranks.

nope.

aligned with NATO ranks.
21st Oct 2019, 16:30
Replies: 44
Views: 12,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

A - We (the RN) pay for them. B - They’ve...

A - We (the RN) pay for them.
B - They’ve always been a part of the RN. They (until the HERRICK years) were routinely part of Ship’s Company’s, and pre-Commandos, were integrated into the Ship...
21st Oct 2019, 15:15
Replies: 44
Views: 12,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

The RM are part of the Royal Navy. Therefore,...

The RM are part of the Royal Navy. Therefore, why shouldn’t they have the same rank insignia as the rest of the RN? A bit like the RAF Regiment are a part of the RAF and have the same (mostly) Rank...
21st Oct 2019, 07:19
Replies: 44
Views: 12,500
Posted By alfred_the_great

An idea generated by the RM, and discussed openly...

An idea generated by the RM, and discussed openly in the RN Command Plan.

move along, nothing to see here...
19th Oct 2019, 08:41
Replies: 139
Views: 44,931
Posted By alfred_the_great

i assume every time you've seen someone...

i assume every time you've seen someone incorrectly dressed you've stopped, informed them of their error, and given them a time to report back to you correctly dressed.
14th Oct 2019, 06:31
Replies: 30
Views: 8,106
Posted By alfred_the_great

There's serving aircrew on pprune? Who knew?

There's serving aircrew on pprune? Who knew?
10th Oct 2019, 21:45
Replies: 51
Views: 18,186
Posted By alfred_the_great

you should have a letter, and an annex. In the...

you should have a letter, and an annex. In the annex, do the sums, and then you’ll find out how much.

I am genuinely surprised that this is the first time it’s happened to you.
7th Sep 2019, 20:02
Replies: 381
Views: 236,656
Posted By alfred_the_great

I wonder how they’ll retain people given the...

I wonder how they’ll retain people given the thrashings that OF5 and 6 seem to earn...
7th Sep 2019, 10:10
Replies: 381
Views: 236,656
Posted By alfred_the_great

I doubt it.

I doubt it.
4th Sep 2019, 07:05
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

Shoo, be off back to your cave. Go back and...

Shoo, be off back to your cave.

Go back and kick the tyres, light the fires, last one up is a real man...
3rd Sep 2019, 17:44
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

Oh bless, the snowflake has been caught out and...

Oh bless, the snowflake has been caught out and now he wants to be treated as a special old man.

Off you go, put your head below the parapet again...
1st Sep 2019, 21:13
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

Given that the vast majority of the Services are...

Given that the vast majority of the Services are male, I doubt your sons need any positive role models to join.

And of course, the other 4 (of 5) pilots featured were also male. So I’m sure...
1st Sep 2019, 17:38
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

quite right too. We should cloister them away...

quite right too. We should cloister them away otherwise they get ideas above their station.
31st Aug 2019, 08:23
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

quite right too. Mustn't let women be...

quite right too.

Mustn't let women be women, it confuses the men.

BTW, your taxi to the 1950s is waiting at the front gate. Take your snowflake attitudes back there will you?
28th Aug 2019, 19:12
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

probavly not very good instructing and selecting...

probavly not very good instructing and selecting if after all that time he still failed.

Nothing like chopping for job security.
28th Aug 2019, 15:33
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

What is the purpose of paying and training...

What is the purpose of paying and training someone for 7+ years, and then cutting them at the very last step?

Beyond "tradition" and "it didn't do me any harm" that is?
28th Aug 2019, 12:19
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

I believe the audio warnings are in the name of...

I believe the audio warnings are in the name of flight safety.

Anyway

watched this episode, and as ever a minority of the old and bold are, well, raging at clouds and shouting for the kids to...
21st Aug 2019, 19:06
Replies: 360
Views: 180,203
Posted By alfred_the_great

Let me get this right: Pilots are "Mates", but...

Let me get this right: Pilots are "Mates", but are not to be addressed as "mates", unless you reach some level of "Mate".

And that in direct contradiction of evidence from continued conflicts,...
19th Aug 2019, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 10,432
Posted By alfred_the_great

given that there was a (very) reduced risk to...

given that there was a (very) reduced risk to life, and that environmental testing may have cost more than a single airframe, why not fly it into icing conditions?

and it's boring for people to...
7th Aug 2019, 13:19
Replies: 69
Views: 16,522
Posted By alfred_the_great

two men and one woman.

two men and one woman.
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