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2nd Nov 2020, 14:03
Replies: 72
Views: 12,574
Posted By Vortex_Generator

It's the ROYAL Air Force and it's older than most...

It's the ROYAL Air Force and it's older than most of the current line infantry regiments!
20th Jul 2020, 10:57
Replies: 27
Views: 4,549
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I'm aware of this, I just wondered why some are...

I'm aware of this, I just wondered why some are allocated UK designators whilst others are not.
19th Jul 2020, 18:16
Replies: 27
Views: 4,549
Posted By Vortex_Generator

RAF Aircraft Role Designation

Why are some US sourced RAF aircraft given a UK role suffix, eg:
Sentry AEW1
Airseeker R1
Chinook HC2
Hercules C4
Poseidon MRA1

Whilst others retain their US prefix:
F-35B Lightning
MQ-9A...
3rd Jul 2018, 08:26
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,989,504
Posted By Vortex_Generator

What is the UK designation for the F35 - FA, GR,...

What is the UK designation for the F35 - FA, GR, FGR etc?
10th May 2018, 16:25
Replies: 197
Views: 106,171
Posted By Vortex_Generator

In these enlightened times, if Sikhs & Muslims...

In these enlightened times, if Sikhs & Muslims are allowed beards then so should everyone else be. Can't be seen to be practising religious discrimination!
4th Feb 2018, 22:24
Replies: 31
Views: 7,117
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I met Ted several times and he was a real...

I met Ted several times and he was a real character. I believe he wore 3 flying badges during his RAF career; Air Gunner, Engineer & Pilot. As an Air Engineer he regularly took on the role of bomb...
15th Nov 2017, 19:01
Replies: 399
Views: 147,710
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I think the clutch stations were built and paid...

I think the clutch stations were built and paid for by the Germans as part of the wartime reparations.
11th Sep 2017, 12:25
Replies: 44
Views: 20,381
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Went twice, '76 & '84. Quite a lot changed in...

Went twice, '76 & '84. Quite a lot changed in that time, particularly on Ambergris Caye, so I can't begin to imagine it now.
11th Aug 2017, 15:43
Replies: 87
Views: 22,257
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Within the last few years I've served with 2 RAF...

Within the last few years I've served with 2 RAF officers who wore dolphins, and I have a vague memory of a padre with dog collar and pilots wings at Cosford late 70s.
5th Aug 2017, 10:18
Replies: 56
Views: 24,359
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Just to add to the confusion some Household...

Just to add to the confusion some Household Cavalry rank insignia looks like other army insignia but means something different. For example, a Lance Corporal of Horse (Corporal equivalent) wears 3...
18th Jul 2017, 22:41
Replies: 196
Views: 36,383
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I wonder how many female posters there are on...

I wonder how many female posters there are on this thread, or indeed on the whole mil forum?
21st Jun 2017, 11:52
Replies: 236
Views: 81,622
Posted By Vortex_Generator

The US legislature has 535 voting members: 435...

The US legislature has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. The UK has 650 MPs and 798 Lords Temporal and Spiritual.:eek::eek:
23rd May 2017, 09:48
Replies: 228
Views: 61,899
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Saw AM Sir Baz North in uniform recently,...

Saw AM Sir Baz North in uniform recently, complete with pilots wings, RAF Reg't mudguards and LS gong plus bar.
21st Apr 2017, 10:50
Replies: 74
Views: 10,190
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I don't understand why RAFA & RAFBF can't merge,...

I don't understand why RAFA & RAFBF can't merge, surely there would be a considerable cost saving.
15th Apr 2017, 18:47
Replies: 74
Views: 10,190
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I think it’s an organisation struggling for...

I think it’s an organisation struggling for relevance amongst current serving personnel. I believe a large number are members (signed up during RTS/IOT) but take no active part and their membership...
4th Apr 2017, 11:18
Replies: 133
Views: 30,917
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I know a Captain Sergeant. He'll probably be...

I know a Captain Sergeant. He'll probably be Major Sergeant one day. He used to be Sergeant Major Sergeant!
27th Jan 2017, 19:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,609
Posted By Vortex_Generator

It's a position, not a title. She is The Right...

It's a position, not a title. She is The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, and is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
4th Oct 2016, 15:29
Replies: 26
Views: 4,953
Posted By Vortex_Generator

and certain religions, though surely this is...

and certain religions, though surely this is discriminatory?
12th Apr 2016, 16:25
Replies: 154
Views: 30,935
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Regarding the post from outhouse, there were a...

Regarding the post from outhouse, there were a fair number of Americans during WW2 who originally joined the RAF/RCAF. When the US entered the war they were given the option to transfer to the USAAF,...
27th May 2015, 14:44
Replies: 22
Views: 5,508
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Rolling, this was pretty much the role of 8 Gp...

Rolling, this was pretty much the role of 8 Gp LNSF.
18th Mar 2015, 16:36
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By Vortex_Generator

111, check PMs

111, check PMs
3rd Mar 2015, 08:25
Replies: 127
Views: 25,374
Posted By Vortex_Generator

Just to reinforce Biggus's post, there is also...

Just to reinforce Biggus's post, there is also the big fat lump sum to factor in.
3rd Feb 2015, 13:09
Replies: 37
Views: 13,506
Posted By Vortex_Generator

There are a couple of RNZAF - T-6C Texan II...

There are a couple of RNZAF - T-6C Texan II showing over UK at the moment, presumably on delivery. That's got to be some trip!
18th Nov 2014, 19:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I know award precedence is pretty much set in...

I know award precedence is pretty much set in stone but wouldn't it be better if the DFM (the ORs equivalent of the DFC) took precedence over the AFC.
22nd Oct 2014, 09:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,455
Posted By Vortex_Generator

I retired a little under 2 years ago and my last...

I retired a little under 2 years ago and my last day was the 16th, but my pension has always been paid on or near the 12th of the month.
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