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29th Mar 2018, 19:32
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Crab and Glad. I think we are all on the same...

Crab and Glad.
I think we are all on the same page.
Pprune and other social media can blur the lines. Happy Easter and hopefully the new CDS will continue the good work.
29th Mar 2018, 15:32
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
Posted By Chinny Crewman

When I joined up homosexuality was illegal in the...

When I joined up homosexuality was illegal in the military. Women were not allowed to fulfil many roles. In the past decade I have operated an aircraft under the command of an openly homosexual ...
22nd Mar 2018, 22:31
Replies: 960
Views: 251,304
Posted By Chinny Crewman

From The Times today 22 March 2018. Managing...

From The Times today 22 March 2018. Managing expectations?

“The armed forces must be ready to slay some “sacred cows” to free up cash for new and more deployable technologies, the top civil...
4th Mar 2018, 19:11
Replies: 96
Views: 26,201
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Omega I think The Mail has worded its article...

Omega I think The Mail has worded its article carefully to appeal to its core readership without being totally untruthful. From the IFI website: ‘The IFI are not concerned with determining criminal...
3rd Mar 2018, 14:49
Replies: 96
Views: 26,201
Posted By Chinny Crewman

I believe all this talk of pardons and...

I believe all this talk of pardons and 'quashing'to be irrelevant. As I understand it there is no prospect of Major Campbell being prosecuted the final decision being taken last year. He has now been...
14th Feb 2018, 20:00
Replies: 242
Views: 75,500
Posted By Chinny Crewman

With 4 months to go before he announced it I'm...

With 4 months to go before he announced it I'm sure he would have known it was on the cards! History will judge him on how the country shapes up post Brexit but for now he is looking like one of if...
6th Feb 2018, 20:26
Replies: 242
Views: 75,500
Posted By Chinny Crewman

I'm not so sure. Politically very difficult as...

I'm not so sure. Politically very difficult as they are so popular. I do wonder how BBMF survive. Could they not be civilianised, given charitable status and moved to Duxford? Something along the...
2nd Feb 2018, 21:00
Replies: 22
Views: 4,089
Posted By Chinny Crewman

You are confusing the argument NAB, Arclite...

You are confusing the argument NAB, Arclite wasn’t advocating unilateral disarmament only a cheaper form of deterrent. The problem with the Cabinet Office review you refer to is that it was...
31st Jan 2018, 21:07
Replies: 22
Views: 4,089
Posted By Chinny Crewman

The article will be behind the paywall but the...

The article will be behind the paywall but the gist is here and will be reported by others no doubt:

https://twitter.com/haynesdeborah/status/958778957112934401
31st Jan 2018, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 4,089
Posted By Chinny Crewman

NAO Report.

Following on from The Times reports on defence expenditure (See old thread) Deborah Haynes reporting on the NAO report in The Times 1 Feb;
'Military faces £21B funding gap'
'Plan unaffordable and...
28th Jan 2018, 18:44
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

It’s not sound it’s nonsense. ‘A strong...

It’s not sound it’s nonsense.

‘A strong defence is only possible with a strong economy’, this is the latest Conservative tag line to answer any problem. What constitutes a strong economy? What is...
26th Jan 2018, 11:04
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Not sure where you've got the 'slag off' idea...

Not sure where you've got the 'slag off' idea from? Questioning the necessity given the apparent lack of funds and impending cuts isn't slagging off.
Regarding research, yes I am aware of how to...
26th Jan 2018, 10:27
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Roland you may be right however I suspect defence...

Roland you may be right however I suspect defence is going to get shafted (again) whatever happens. Hopefully the chiefs can at least get people talking and thinking about capabilities, cuts and...
26th Jan 2018, 10:20
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Poor choice of word on my part old boy. I would...

Poor choice of word on my part old boy. I would accept a nuclear deterrent that enabled the delivery of a warhead by whatever means. I do not think it has to be a system that involves maintaining...
26th Jan 2018, 06:50
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

There is currently a high profile campaign being...

There is currently a high profile campaign being waged by the chiefs, some backbench MPs and sections of the press for more money. There has been little effort to justify the request beyond CGS...
25th Jan 2018, 20:34
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

I thought it was quite good actually. In essence...

I thought it was quite good actually. In essence we are all bleating that we have insufficient cash to defend the country however we insist on spending £B on retaining the ability to obliterate...
18th Jan 2018, 14:52
Replies: 37
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chinny Crewman

‘We would have matched Labour spending pound for...

‘We would have matched Labour spending pound for pound and there was little else that could have been done to prevent the crash’ - George Osborne in the Spectator interview with Andrew Neil. October...
18th Jan 2018, 14:36
Replies: 37
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chinny Crewman

I think you have misunderstood my post, I have...

I think you have misunderstood my post, I have served considerably longer than 7 years. My point was that ever since the current Conservative government has been in power we have had year on year...
18th Jan 2018, 13:58
Replies: 37
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chinny Crewman

All occurred under the Conservative Heath...

All occurred under the Conservative Heath government. Oh the irony.
18th Jan 2018, 12:32
Replies: 37
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chinny Crewman

As any Labour activist will point out they can...

As any Labour activist will point out they can find it when they need to. £1B to the DUP, £2.3B to raise the student loan repayment threshold. The wider point is government will end up paying for the...
18th Jan 2018, 11:41
Replies: 37
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chinny Crewman

But they are living through the current...

But they are living through the current Conservative chaos and experience it every day. From a military perspective we’ve had 7 years of cuts and there are currently 2 threads on here about defence...
15th Jan 2018, 19:20
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

Because there would still be single service...

Because there would still be single service considerations: the Army would want it done their way with all of their regulations, the Navy would etc.... The upshot would be as it is now, you have...
15th Jan 2018, 09:36
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

If that is the case why do we have numerous ex...

If that is the case why do we have numerous ex AAC and FAA RW aircrew transferring to the RAF because they consider it the better option? The only person from Odiham to have gone the other way was an...
15th Jan 2018, 08:48
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

We do and have done in the past however I’ve seen...

We do and have done in the past however I’ve seen the way the Army treats it’s aviators.
15th Jan 2018, 08:21
Replies: 253
Views: 71,793
Posted By Chinny Crewman

There is an argument for having all RW in one...

There is an argument for having all RW in one service although I would argue give them all to the RAF. As High Spirits says many would not transfer, I like the way the RAF does aviation not so the...
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