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    Sticky: Comforting perhaps, but actually incorrect. ...

    Comforting perhaps, but actually incorrect.

    Turning up at a destroyed port with HADR aid after the world's biggest hurricane/earthquake actually looks a lot like D-Day.

    If Oxfam designed and...
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    Sticky: Depends. If it's a logs/amphib vessel...

    Depends.

    If it's a logs/amphib vessel operating on purely Irish tasks then it's a capable vessel (but probably shit for chasing fishing boats) but if it's something to be used on a European level,...
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    Sticky: As ever, you've got to decide what you want first...

    As ever, you've got to decide what you want first - is it a 5,000 ton OPV with room for ten TEU and a party pack of Haribo, or a 20,000 ton logistics ship with a GPMG and a loudhailer - or some...
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    Sticky: Cheers for that. Why is this? How has that...

    Cheers for that.



    Why is this? How has that mindset developed within the DOD - is just within the DOD or within the whole civil service, is it political directive that politicians hide behind?
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    Sticky: Can you lot show me how the system works? I...

    Can you lot show me how the system works?

    I see investment in the DF - the four P60's, the RBS70 upgrade, the chat about an air search radar - now we can all debate the wisdom of this or that...
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    Sticky: If the AC/NS and Army accepted the bi-annual...

    If the AC/NS and Army accepted the bi-annual invitations to Joint Warrior you'd see, and look around, and operate with and on, every possible iteration of PV, Logistics ship, and Assault ship going -...
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    Sticky: Is the configuration two seperate hangers -...

    Is the configuration two seperate hangers - possibly for reasons of damage control, or one hanger with two doors?

    Apart from keeping the weather of half the hanger, I'm not sure why you'd want...
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    Sticky: I've been on the HNLMS Karel Doorman 50 miles off...

    I've been on the HNLMS Karel Doorman 50 miles off the Western Isles in winter. She was operating her own embarked helicopters as well as visiting Chinooks and Merlins.

    She did not, I promise you,...
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    Look at who the new SofS Defence is - the MOD...

    Look at who the new SofS Defence is - the MOD isn't going to be losing any of its budget anytime while Maudant is a political threat to either May or any of her potential successors.
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    This, absolutely this. People don't leave the...

    This, absolutely this.

    People don't leave the military because the pay is crap compared to what they could earn outside, they leave because they are avalanched in crap, they are bored out of...
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    maybe the airline employs ex-RAF movers?

    maybe the airline employs ex-RAF movers?
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    Sticky: Self-harming foolishness. Even if steel was...

    Self-harming foolishness.

    Even if steel was cut tomorrow this vessel would still be in service in 2050. To deliberately inhibit what a ship could do for the next 30 years based on your predictions...
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    Sticky: When Gondor calls for aid, and Narnia answers?

    When Gondor calls for aid, and Narnia answers?
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    Sticky: So, do you know what the NS want, or are you just...

    So, do you know what the NS want, or are you just saying that they know what they want?

    Do you know if what the NS wants bares much relation to what the rest of Defence wants, or what the DoD...
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    Sticky: So anything between a North Sea Barge, a Horizon...

    So anything between a North Sea Barge, a Horizon class Frigate and a 20,000 ton LHD?

    Thats perfectly clear - I assume the dockyard will be cutting steel by the weekend....
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    Sticky: And does 'Defence' know what it wants from an MRV...

    And does 'Defence' know what it wants from an MRV in NS service, and how does that compare with what the NS wants?

    And what does the NS want from an MRV?
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    I'd take that price with a large pinch of salt -...

    I'd take that price with a large pinch of salt - US procurement costs are split between the price they pay to (in this case) Boeing, and another, seperate pile called Government Furnished Equipment,...
  18. doctrinally and politically the UK wouldn't be...

    doctrinally and politically the UK wouldn't be interested - infact far more likely is a consolidation of UK land forces onto the mainland: to a large extent we'd follow Soviet doctrine of WW2, or...
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    I picked up my new boots on Friday - Aku High...

    I picked up my new boots on Friday - Aku High Liability Combat, and some Iturri Cold Wet Weather boots.

    The Aku's are really comfy, I've worn them to walk the dog (8km on forestry roads) general...
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    i think its because of the length of the rifle,...

    i think its because of the length of the rifle, in that when you shoot the line carrying projectile theres a big cloud of crap expelled that you wouldn't want going off next to your face as it would...
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    Any further news/gossip/indications on an...

    Any further news/gossip/indications on an Arid/Desert uniform?
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    Same as ever really - Haix, Alt-berg, Meindl,...

    Same as ever really - Haix, Alt-berg, Meindl, Lowa...

    In terms of sizing the Alt-berg come up smaller than the Haix, I'm an 8M in Haix, but a 9W in Alt-berg. The Haix boots are, involved, warmer...
  23. 42 CDO is still perfectly capable of carrying out...

    42 CDO is still perfectly capable of carrying out a 'Cdo Bn' role - it's people are farmed out, but enough are centrally located to form a nucleus of HQ Coy and two rifle Coys, and 43 CDO and the...
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    Sticky: I doubt it - the price from any other yard would...

    I doubt it - the price from any other yard would have been similar, and the tender and contract process would have involved more cost. You'd also then have additional through life costs in running,...
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    Sticky: Sorry for the dislike, fat fingers syndrome....

    Sorry for the dislike, fat fingers syndrome. Cheers.
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