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19th Sep 2020, 23:51
Replies: 195
Views: 60,967
Posted By Melchett01

I wouldnít bank on it if itís anything like the...

I wouldnít bank on it if itís anything like the previous illustrations. They will pick a few ďrepresentativeĒ ranks and cases, which arenít particularly representative, and will leave you to do your...
15th Sep 2020, 14:06
Replies: 26
Views: 10,369
Posted By Melchett01

Hardly surprising - Sec Def posted a 4 July...

Hardly surprising - Sec Def posted a 4 July celebratory Tweet of the Reds flying over The Statue of Liberty. This Administration has form for both ignorance and seemingly taking delight in it.
16th Aug 2020, 11:35
Replies: 1,209
Views: 839,909
Posted By Melchett01

That's atrocious and no wonder I occasionally...

That's atrocious and no wonder I occasionally hear anecdotal tales of people dropping out or ending up in completley unrelated careers having lost interest / patience. I'm trying to cast my mind back...
14th Aug 2020, 11:49
Replies: 67
Views: 14,481
Posted By Melchett01

I think Lord West has come out and said pretty...

I think Lord West has come out and said pretty much that!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/13/mod-accused-using-raf-quick-fix-research-shows-majority-public/
14th Aug 2020, 11:47
Replies: 67
Views: 14,481
Posted By Melchett01

What is the radar cross-section of a rubber...

What is the radar cross-section of a rubber dinghy full of migrants? :E

A tongue in cheek question, asked only because I bet thereís someone in AIR thatís suggested it in a bid to keep Sentinelís...
28th Jul 2020, 18:08
Replies: 25
Views: 4,577
Posted By Melchett01

Quite. But then again the Navy are still smarting...

Quite. But then again the Navy are still smarting that they think the RAF moved Australia to prove a point. Even though itís urban myth, it would be incredibly sloppy staff work not to pick up on...
21st Jul 2020, 08:57
Replies: 195
Views: 60,967
Posted By Melchett01

Easy Street, That is the obvious thing to...

Easy Street,

That is the obvious thing to do, but it doesnít work because the amount that is nominally allocated to your pension pot as it is, doesnít change in line with the calculation of what...
21st Jul 2020, 08:50
Replies: 73
Views: 14,024
Posted By Melchett01

I suspect several years of pay freezes are just...

I suspect several years of pay freezes are just round the corner and this will be the last rise for a while.
20th Jul 2020, 21:07
Replies: 195
Views: 60,967
Posted By Melchett01

I did see the consultation out the other day and...

I did see the consultation out the other day and one bit struck me very clearly - this isn't a one way bet, tax bills loom for the unlucky few (probably including yours truly) with the consultation...
6th Jun 2020, 18:59
Replies: 31
Views: 6,959
Posted By Melchett01

Having read the article, itís difficult to know...

Having read the article, itís difficult to know where to start with such utter nonsense.
1st Jun 2020, 10:49
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Melchett01

But if you have a Forces Railcard you can apply...

But if you have a Forces Railcard you can apply it to your Oyster card, you just have to ask one of the staff at any Underground station. Not sure how widely known that is, but makes it even...
5th May 2020, 14:38
Replies: 11
Views: 5,875
Posted By Melchett01

Well that will be interesting if they do. Given...

Well that will be interesting if they do. Given that the US & UK are a de facto combined fleet, it will potentially make life rather tricky. Yes weíd still be able to get jets in the air, but in...
9th Feb 2020, 16:44
Replies: 80
Views: 34,962
Posted By Melchett01

I, along with a couple of friends, have all just...

I, along with a couple of friends, have all just received those letters and been faced with 5-figure bills for no reason other than going to work and being reasonably competent over the years.

If...
9th Feb 2020, 16:33
Replies: 80
Views: 34,962
Posted By Melchett01

Not sure about that. The tax charge is related...

Not sure about that. The tax charge is related to input amounts not tax relief. As we donít receive tax relief on our pensions I think this affects private sector and SIPPs more. Where it will...
14th Dec 2019, 21:03
Replies: 77
Views: 21,305
Posted By Melchett01

Marvellous thread - this is what I used to love...

Marvellous thread - this is what I used to love about the 'virtual PPRuNe crewroom'. Anyhow, still - after 20 years - searching for a proper Officers' greatcoat, not one of those knocked off /...
4th Dec 2019, 14:49
Replies: 195
Views: 60,967
Posted By Melchett01

Vin Rouge, That was my question to FPS when...

Vin Rouge,

That was my question to FPS when I asked if it was better to pay the tax or wait out via Scheme pays given the potential future changes. The reply that came back was effectively we just...
3rd Dec 2019, 19:17
Replies: 195
Views: 60,967
Posted By Melchett01

The whole AA & LTA bit concerns me quite a lot. ...

The whole AA & LTA bit concerns me quite a lot. Having just been stung with a 13k tax bill because the MOD donít make pension input payments in a regular linear fashion, the prospect of another lump...
11th Oct 2019, 18:24
Replies: 80
Views: 34,962
Posted By Melchett01

Iíve just had a letter too. Ran it through the...

Iíve just had a letter too. Ran it through the calculator and it looks like Iím being stung for in excess of 10k tax bill. I suspect many heard the expletives in the next county.

I owe this for...
9th Oct 2019, 15:04
Replies: 264
Views: 115,379
Posted By Melchett01

And once again, the West throws the Kurds under a...

And once again, the West throws the Kurds under a bus having first used them for their own ends. That makes 4 times that I can think of in recent history. Iím surprised they still even talk to us.
13th Sep 2019, 19:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By Melchett01

You think thatís bad - I recently had a Cpl who...

You think thatís bad - I recently had a Cpl who was into his gaming. Over coffee one morning he explained that gaming was now a Ďspectator eventí. When I looked baffled he explained he sets up...
13th Sep 2019, 17:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By Melchett01

As alluded to, it may have some benefits in terms...

As alluded to, it may have some benefits in terms of developing motor skills, decision making etc, but there is no way on this planet you can describe it as a sport. Sport was what we all did having...
2nd Sep 2019, 19:50
Replies: 211
Views: 80,425
Posted By Melchett01

etudiant, I have heard Corbyn described as...

etudiant,

I have heard Corbyn described as many things in recent times, excellent tactician isnít however, one of them.

His approach is one of the student debating Society and is naive. His...
2nd Sep 2019, 14:11
Replies: 211
Views: 80,425
Posted By Melchett01

It would undoubtedly be an interesting dynamic...

It would undoubtedly be an interesting dynamic when the intelligence community didnít trust the PM - as I think would happen. Without opening up a detailed discussion, the question of national...
31st Aug 2019, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By Melchett01

Bear in mind under 75 your pension after max...

Bear in mind under 75 your pension after max commutation gets reset at 55. So if youíre going early then that lump sum might be handy, and as you say, you never know whatís round the corner. And if...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2019, 21:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,454
Posted By Melchett01

Now it's a long time since I studied meteorology,...

Now it's a long time since I studied meteorology, and on top of being distinctly average, my memory is now a factor. But I'm pretty sure that in neither my thermodynamics, dynamics nor air pollution...
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