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7th Aug 2020, 11:14
Replies: 73
Views: 14,036
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Foghorn, I think Major General Tonje...

Foghorn,

I think Major General Tonje Skinnarland, a scopie, might disagree. The Norwegian public don't seem to have risen in revolt following her appointment either.
7th Aug 2020, 10:03
Replies: 99
Views: 15,652
Posted By Red Line Entry

Soldiers, Sailors and ...?

So a lot of discussion ongoing about finding a collective noun to equate to soldiers and sailors. I agree that ‘officers, airmen and airwomen’ is somewhat clunky but what to use instead?

‘Aviator’...
7th Aug 2020, 07:02
Replies: 73
Views: 14,036
Posted By Red Line Entry

Bob, your posts are almost invariably well...

Bob,

your posts are almost invariably well reasoned and insightful, but this is a rare occasion where I disagree with your premise. While oversight of the actual employment of air power may...
3rd Aug 2020, 10:23
Replies: 15
Views: 4,029
Posted By Red Line Entry

A mate of mine was on the Kuwati Liaison Team and...

A mate of mine was on the Kuwati Liaison Team and was there on the day when the tanks came rolling in. Went into hiding with his family until Saddam had the amnesty and released foreign personnel. ...
12th Jun 2020, 15:52
Replies: 464
Views: 156,885
Posted By Red Line Entry

Tuc, sorry if I am being dense here but... From...

Tuc, sorry if I am being dense here but... From what I understand from your post, the last time there was any 'new' input to this debate was in 2014 when Sir Jeremy Haywood declined to expunge a...
12th Jun 2020, 10:56
Replies: 464
Views: 156,885
Posted By Red Line Entry

Grateful for some recent (say, last 5 years?)...

Grateful for some recent (say, last 5 years?) evidence of this.
30th Mar 2020, 16:21
Replies: 20
Views: 6,294
Posted By Red Line Entry

And the relevance to this thread is...?

And the relevance to this thread is...?
8th Jul 2019, 23:01
Replies: 27
Views: 5,405
Posted By Red Line Entry

Shame the Reds didn’t manage to get a rainbow...

Shame the Reds didn’t manage to get a rainbow smoke trail, it would have been great PR. Getting the message over that the Services now welcome anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, is something...
8th Jul 2019, 22:54
Replies: 56
Views: 23,487
Posted By Red Line Entry

I guess all will go quiet until the Govt work out...

I guess all will go quiet until the Govt work out what the Fire Brigade decision means for all the other pension systems. This could take a looooong time!
25th May 2019, 22:17
Replies: 21
Views: 5,107
Posted By Red Line Entry

Only ever referred to it as “the girls school”,...

Only ever referred to it as “the girls school”, but then, I was from the Sqn on the other side of the runway! :}
7th Dec 2018, 08:03
Replies: 73
Views: 17,301
Posted By Red Line Entry

Valid point, Darvan, and I suppose if we consider...

Valid point, Darvan, and I suppose if we consider that CAOC/JFAC/A3 experience is essential, then non-aircrew are unlikely to get a look in. However, my contention is that such experience is...
6th Dec 2018, 14:17
Replies: 73
Views: 17,301
Posted By Red Line Entry

Fortissimo, I understand your view, but...

Fortissimo,
I understand your view, but disagree. It is perfectly possible to understand the operational environment (I didn’t use your word, experience) without having been part of operational...
6th Dec 2018, 07:45
Replies: 73
Views: 17,301
Posted By Red Line Entry

[QUOTE][It sounds like an honest mistake...

[QUOTE][It sounds like an honest mistake though!/QUOTE]

It would be a bit worrying if it had been intentional!
3rd Dec 2018, 07:55
Replies: 73
Views: 17,301
Posted By Red Line Entry

Bugger - I was hoping that Osby would get VCDS.

Bugger - I was hoping that Osby would get VCDS.
4th Sep 2018, 10:21
Replies: 29
Views: 6,793
Posted By Red Line Entry

Finningley Boy, Who are these ‘bean...

Finningley Boy,

Who are these ‘bean counters’ of whom you speak? Do you imagine there is a brigade of faceless civil servants giving direction to the RAF which then must be enacted? If so, you...
24th May 2018, 07:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,319
Posted By Red Line Entry

And she snubbed the Marine Branch, air gunners...

And she snubbed the Marine Branch, air gunners and those gallant chaps who light the FIDO strips - shocking!
15th May 2018, 07:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By Red Line Entry

Pah! Northerners begin at Exmouth!

Pah! Northerners begin at Exmouth!
14th Mar 2018, 09:44
Replies: 956
Views: 268,466
Posted By Red Line Entry

And of course, all of you lot wrote to the papers...

And of course, all of you lot wrote to the papers while you were serving to complain about cuts...
Oh hang on, you didn’t. Maybe that was because as a serving officer/airman/soldier you had a duty...
12th Mar 2018, 16:29
Replies: 635
Views: 220,364
Posted By Red Line Entry

So if MOD is culpable, why has the HSE not issued...

So if MOD is culpable, why has the HSE not issued a Crown censure (as they did for the SAS deaths in the Brecon Beacons)?
5th Mar 2018, 17:18
Replies: 148
Views: 61,073
Posted By Red Line Entry

Regarding the comment about needed a university...

Regarding the comment about needed a university degree to progress past wg cdr, I believe CAS joined straight from school so he has no first degree. His MA comes from staff college where it is...
15th Feb 2018, 12:59
Replies: 242
Views: 79,675
Posted By Red Line Entry

Pegasus, Whats’s your point? They were no...

Pegasus,

Whats’s your point? They were no longer operational flying stations and therefore Air did not pick up the bill for them. That means savings on fire, medical, ATC, radar and comms...
15th Feb 2018, 07:16
Replies: 242
Views: 79,675
Posted By Red Line Entry

Nutloose, Have you ever been in a command...

Nutloose,

Have you ever been in a command role? If so, you would know exactly why he praised those boys and girls - because they deserved praising and he was the right man to do it!

The...
6th Feb 2018, 12:25
Replies: 148
Views: 61,073
Posted By Red Line Entry

Pontius, There was a chap in Spain,...

Pontius,

There was a chap in Spain, Ferdinand Magellan?, who worked in the East Indies, commanded five vessels and circumnavigated the globe before dying on the grounds that some Phillippeans put...
6th Feb 2018, 09:34
Replies: 242
Views: 79,675
Posted By Red Line Entry

The paralysis has little to do with Brexit and...

The paralysis has little to do with Brexit and everything to do with a £20Bn black hole, a weak government that cannot tolerate bad news and an economy/public that will not support increased defence...
16th Jan 2018, 17:06
Replies: 248
Views: 76,625
Posted By Red Line Entry

Nutloose, He simply gave his top 3...

Nutloose,

He simply gave his top 3 priorities. It is not unreasonable to assume that he thinks the MOD should be capable of also doing other things and he specifically did not say that the ground...
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