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    if in doubt, don't wear them.

    if in doubt, don't wear them.
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    ye get one job...go to France on a jolly to...

    ye get one job...go to France on a jolly to collect a box of bones...and who do you bring back??!!
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    reading between the lines, somebody has siphoned...

    reading between the lines, somebody has siphoned off the funds and it is probably "resting" in an account in Cyprus....
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    if it has a rotor, it will stick out like a sore...

    if it has a rotor, it will stick out like a sore thumb.
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    the guy on the left has that melted beret look...

    the guy on the left has that melted beret look going on. Must have been at the Arma II again...
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    If it's anything like the endless saga of control...

    If it's anything like the endless saga of control of ambulances and such delights as recognition of paramedic quals,then it's time to get the popcorn out and sit back and watch the show...
  7. being other people's testbeds has not been...

    being other people's testbeds has not been entirely successful for the DF; Dauphin and Casa being a case in point. At least the Casa has matured and come good and our experience helped other air...
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    that was one of the excuses used to deny the UH...

    that was one of the excuses used to deny the UH 60 and it was bullshit because the type could have easily been upgraded to EFIS by the manufacturer. The tech was comparatively new at the time , in...
  9. Dev, the DF is a job-sustaining industry in it's...

    Dev, the DF is a job-sustaining industry in it's own right, ie, it fights to stay alive the whole time. It already contributes to the economy by virtue of it's own salaries going back into the food...
  10. I wonder what the DF will get from this? Money?...

    I wonder what the DF will get from this? Money? capital equipment? free technology?
  11. @gromiti, ships may not need a homeport,but their...

    @gromiti, ships may not need a homeport,but their crews are rather fond of their own homes and do like to visit them from time to time. Our sole naval base is at the end of a near 400-mile long...
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    The Army wanted the Don to buy Blackhawks and...

    The Army wanted the Don to buy Blackhawks and there was a core of Donners up for this but this was shot down as "too warry" (genuine exact words used by a DoD civil servant,as told to me by someone...
  13. Nothing preventing the NS establishing a base in...

    Nothing preventing the NS establishing a base in Foynes or Dublin or points further North,on either of the major coasts. It has to be severely restrictive to insist on one base only. As for the...
  14. Haven't members of the DF deployed on aid...

    Haven't members of the DF deployed on aid missions before? Does this Op not parallel Rwanda, as an aid mission..........(shakes head) bureaucrats will win this one and the RAs will get the middle...
  15. reminds me of the unseemly furore about the...

    reminds me of the unseemly furore about the allowances for the Rwanda mission...
  16. yep. As an old RAF veteran of WW 2 said, "if it...

    yep. As an old RAF veteran of WW 2 said, "if it was a fair fight, I knew I'd ****ed up!"
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    When the AC was trying to source spares for the...

    When the AC was trying to source spares for the Fougas and Alouettes, as they got older, they naturally asked Aerospatiale for parts and were dicked around,as Aero wanted to flog them Squirrels and...
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    @fmp, the DF have had very fractious...

    @fmp, the DF have had very fractious relationships with suppliers like Mowag and Aerospatiale in the past and sometimes, having one supplier is not all roses. Everyone understands the need for...
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    I'd like to see a VW rep rock up in Afghanistan...

    I'd like to see a VW rep rock up in Afghanistan to fix a burst tyre or a clogged fuel line or patch a bullet hole...
  20. I love that one about a fully loaded C17 could...

    I love that one about a fully loaded C17 could not land on a wet 910m runway safely (1997). At that time,neither could anything else!! Especially if you wanted to use it again!!
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    Exactly. He has to be seen as impartial, at all...

    Exactly. He has to be seen as impartial, at all times. Any Officer at his level who shows favouritism is not doing his job or his duty....as for his DSM, if he was the man who showed leadership,...
  22. The Casa? It's not a Hercules,folks. Getting in...

    The Casa? It's not a Hercules,folks. Getting in one stretcher and medical kit is tight; trying to get in a stack of coffins and personal belongings and relatives is really pushing it, if you don't...
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    So what? Clearly,they have run out of incentives...

    So what? Clearly,they have run out of incentives to keep them in once the dull routine of normal Service life kicks in. You block promotion and it's an automatic reaction once people see their future...
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    That's a 70 hour week easily and you soon run...

    That's a 70 hour week easily and you soon run that A4 into the ground, when you are doing 30, 000 miles a year. Anyone joining a company for a car is an idiot. They buy the car at fleet rates so it's...
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    Someone I know is in the same job for another...

    Someone I know is in the same job for another firm. Basically, its slavery; unwritten hours, no union, you can be shunted anywhere and you can get the chop for any excuse. Contract is effectively...
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