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    Former British military pilots are being lured to China with large sums of money to pass on their expertise to the Chinese military, it is claimed.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-63293582

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    MOD response

    https://twitter.com/defencehqpress/s...R_PJ0-HpMcoWhQ

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    • #3
      "When former UK military pilots provide training to the People’s Liberation Army of China it clearly erodes the UK’s defence advantage. We are taking immediate steps to deter and penalise this activity:"

      Unless of course they in turn are gathering useful intelligence ??

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      • #4
        I bet those crafty commies never thought of that angle.
        Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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        • #5
          yet it' s perfectly alright to sell your services to delightful people like the House of Saud?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
            yet it' s perfectly alright to sell your services to delightful people like the House of Saud?
            To be honest the Saudi's could get all the training and still be pretty useless.

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            • #7
              I remember having to sign the Official Secrets Act. I'd have thought it applied to them as well. Enforcement is always the issue, though.
              'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
              'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
              Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
              He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
              http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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              • #8
                Very good point.

                In my day it was made clear that once you sign it, its for life.

                Wiki: "People working with sensitive information are commonly required to sign a statement to the effect that they agree to abide by the restrictions of the Official Secrets Act. This is popularly referred to as "signing the Official Secrets Act". Signing this has no effect on which actions are legal, as the act is a law, not a contract, and individuals are bound by it whether or not they have "signed" the act. Signing it is intended more as a reminder to the person that they are under such obligations.​"

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                • #9
                  Reports out of France say some of their former navy pilots were also there .

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                  • #10
                    So the Poms were called across the Atlantic for a dressing down.

                    https://www.airforce-technology.com/...??​​​​

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                    • #11
                      This one?
                      The irony of the UK’s China training revelation - Airforce Technology (airforce-technology.com)
                      For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                      • #12
                        Yes that one. Thanks for sorting the link.

                        At the moment the Poms can't run a bath let alone a Government. They cannot even manage their decline properly.
                        Last edited by Anzac; 26 October 2022, 06:32.

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                        • #13
                          As if the Americans needed another reason not to trust the Brits, this'll be in the same filing cabinet as Kim Philby and his buddies.
                          Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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                          • #14
                            assuming this is connected ....

                            Former U.S. military pilot who worked in China arrested in Australia, faces extradition

                            https://www.reuters.com/world/exclus...es-2022-10-25/

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                            • #15
                              Yup. His experience isn't recent though and had been operating a flight training school in Oz for some years. I believe he used to fly AV8.
                              For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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