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by Agent K
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1220
Views: 342046

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Base commander confirming on the 100ARW Command Team chat he gives on Face book Mildenhall not closing.That will do for me no matter what other think they know . That sounds more certain! I’m not so sure it’s people thinking they know something different, I know (from 35 years in the aerospace and ...
by Agent K
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What is this aircraft up to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: What is this aircraft up to?

I'd suggest doing aerial survey work, there's been a lot of this going on with the quieter skies, especially in the early days of lockdown, covering a lot of the country, seen a lot on flight tracker apps and indeed over my house. It's not Swiss Air Force btw but Swiss Flight Services who are an ae...
by Agent K
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What is this aircraft up to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: What is this aircraft up to?

I'd suggest doing aerial survey work, there's been a lot of this going on with the quieter skies, especially in the early days of lockdown, covering a lot of the country, seen a lot on flight tracker apps and indeed over my house. It's not Swiss Air Force btw but Swiss Flight Services who are an aer...
by Agent K
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1220
Views: 342046

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

https://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/amp/thousands-of-raf-mildenhall-airmen-due-to-move-to-germany-to-remain-in-the-uk-9117909/ This article has now been updated with a spokesperson saying there are currently no plans to close RAF Mildenhall. But of course that is the Newmaket Journal, and not a...
by Agent K
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Buzz off RAF low flyers hit by flack
Replies: 29
Views: 2294

Re: Buzz off RAF low flyers hit by flack

I am, and have been an aircraft enthusiast for many, many years, and still am. HOWEVER I can assure you that having a couple of Apaches flying circles at 250ft for half an hour over my bungalow in the countryside at 11.30 until midnight can be more than a little tedious! 'Cos I don't like it doesn'...
by Agent K
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C.130 - Stick of Twelve Para's, High Up, Late Afternoon
Replies: 29
Views: 2476

Re: MC.130 - Stick of Twelve U.S Para's, High Up, Late Afternoon

Hornchurch wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:01 am

Hello Guys & apologies for not getting back to here sooner. (Being the O.P. & suchlike)

Right, first-off, it seems t...….
If Carlsberg did responses!..... well written, correct English, grammar, punctuation et al! and amusing too...….. thank you!
by Agent K
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Order of Battle 1978
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: RAF Order of Battle 1978

Superb! I finished training as what was then called an Aerospace Systems Operator (Air Defence Radar Operator) course 178, at West Drayton which then housed LATCC and another little known RAF outfit at the time called ADDC (Air Defence Data Centre). West Drayton had an ex-92 Sqn Lightning F2 as a G...
by Agent K
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Order of Battle 1978
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: RAF Order of Battle 1978

You're welcome Sir, were you in the RAF at the time? :) LF :D I wasn't, no, just growing up near RAF Leeming and going to school/college around there, but was an aircraft enthusiast at a very young age, used to spend my holidays biking down to the end of the runway for the day and watching the vast...
by Agent K
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Order of Battle 1978
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: RAF Order of Battle 1978

Some errors here: Cottesmore lost 360 sqn and 115 sqn in around 1976, the former going to Wyton and the latter to Brize. Exactly, there'll be one or two errors, I wasn't sure how far, for example, down the line at the time the TWUs were in re-equipping with Hawks. I do know it took a while, 234 and...
by Agent K
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“
Replies: 38
Views: 3164

Re: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“

A variety of comment and views on this, all with valid points I think. I know in my experience of operating sub-fleets of aircraft within a single fleet the costs and logistics and planning grows considerably. I think where the US is ordering hundreds if not thousands of the various sub-types, then ...
by Agent K
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 96
Views: 6139

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

On the contrary the BBC story relates to documentation being used supposedly as evidence during the election campaign by Corbyn, purportedly portraying discussion between the UK and the US, that it seems was actually from the Russians. supposedly, purportedly, seems...… mmm.... if true they should ...
by Agent K
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 96
Views: 6139

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

But AC didn't have known ties to Russia, Russian funding, wasn't found in contempt of Parliament, didn't lie about house ownership and lack of planning permission...…….. I could go on...……. but it's not really the same is it... it seems the only people touching themselves are those on the opposing ...
by Agent K
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Big Jet TV
Replies: 148
Views: 12347

Re: Big Jet TV

I'll always know more across the full spectrum of the subject than he ever will, But his channel is not aimed at you is it. And why would something you don't watch infuriate you?! Seem crazy. :S And that, Jingernut, is my point! if you read my thoughts I'm pretty clear it's not aimed at or indeed f...
by Agent K
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Big Jet TV
Replies: 148
Views: 12347

Re: Big Jet TV

Gerry is an enthusiastic guy who has found a niche way of making a bit of money, and to be fair if individuals choose to pay for his "services" then fair do's. Consider the wider view. If through his efforts 1 young person was inspired to follow a career in aviation or engineering in general then h...
by Agent K
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Big Jet TV
Replies: 148
Views: 12347

Re: Big Jet TV

Would be nice if he just connected his scanner to the filming and STFU and let the pilots/ATC do the talking.What I did when I used to video made it all the better . If he actually added to the experience then great, I'm all for it, but the small clip I watched (just to see what the hype was about)...
by Agent K
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1220
Views: 342046

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

"new joint intelligence analysis center" - logically this should be at RAF Fairford given that U-2s already operate from there and there is talk of the RC-135s from Mildenhal being re-located there. Given the "modern" world and secure digital communications, I'm not sure the centre needs to be near...
by Agent K
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic
Replies: 34
Views: 2652

Re: Nimrod or Breguet Atlantic

EGVP wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Could a Nimrod drop bombs? Fairly sure the Atlantique can.
Yes, and it could carry Sidewinder AAM's too!
by Agent K
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm

Wasn't at all impressed by Kate Humble being in a 2-seat Spitfire wearing D-Day stripes - neither appropriate for a B of B programme. Other than that, not too bad! Which is appropriate for a Mk9..... unfortunately there are no 2 seater Mk I and II's around...… didn't ruin the show for me though......
by Agent K
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm

One of the best documentaries I've seen in a while about the Battle Of Britain, well presented by Kate Humble & Dan Snow and well thought out. I wonder how todays snowflakes would measure up!! If you're refering to the youth of today, a good number of whom are serving well in the armed forces, secu...
by Agent K
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New helicopters
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: New helicopters

Do the UK armed forces have any complaints about the Merlin ? Assume the RAF only lost them because the Navy needed to replace the Sea King / Commando and it reduced their fleet support to just Puma and Chinook. Surely a good deal can be made with Westland (OK Leonardo) to build more Merlin at Yeov...

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