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by CameronPerson
04 Sep 2020, 14:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



Looking forward to seeing that flight deck!
by CameronPerson
09 Dec 2019, 12:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Would have thought they would have done a bit of joined up thinking there and launched f35 tomorrow when TV cameras and hmsplws being commissioned with press there also ,well done nowt like prior preparation and planning lol Scrap original tweet, not launching the jet today after all.. who knows PW...
by CameronPerson
09 Dec 2019, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If you’re anywhere near the dockyard today then you’re in for a treat...

by CameronPerson
04 Dec 2019, 17:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

i wasn't expecting to see a F-35 on board.... Some bod on Twitter said that it was a Marham one that had 'issues' which meant they were not happy about it flying home without being near a landing spot if required, I guess the F35B would fry a container ship should she ever need to emergency land on...
by CameronPerson
29 Oct 2019, 14:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12806
Views: 1838409
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a general question really; with a general election now certainly happening in December where will this leave the T31 if the contract isn’t signed by the time a new government is formed... IF, and by that I mean a large IF, a certain member of the Labour Party becomes PM I can’t imagine him seei...
by CameronPerson
17 Oct 2019, 23:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE’s tweeto just replied to someone’s tweet saying the last two aircraft of 17 are arriving soon, then all we need is the USMC and we’ll have some even better pictures soon....
by CameronPerson
11 Oct 2019, 01:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5067
Views: 881216
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

As well as the six UK aircraft, up to 4 from the USMC will be joining them. It will be nice if we get to see them all on deck at same time, plus of course the deployed Helicopters. Call me boring but I want a hangar pic. I just remember how cramped Ark Royal looked on her farewell voyage and she on...
by CameronPerson
12 Sep 2019, 07:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6793
Views: 1052827
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/babcoc ... mpetition/

Another article on the news that they’ve won. I imagine it’ll be a few more months before we get a better idea of chosen armament etc.
by CameronPerson
10 Sep 2019, 23:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6793
Views: 1052827
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/is-the-type-31e-frigate-competition-winner-about-to-be-announced/ Report on Type 31 activities at DSEI. I’ve never noticed the MOD wording of having a vessel “ in the water” by 2023 until now; the article reports that they’ve accepted a delay due to the competition b...
by CameronPerson
24 May 2019, 20:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1883
Views: 340733
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Jake1992 wrote:most likely Hammond will be gone.


Haven’t seen anything else concrete yet but apparently announcement coming shortly; and we can only hope for the latter point..
by CameronPerson
24 May 2019, 19:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1883
Views: 340733
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

And for those who are interested, here’s a good thread on the findings of the investigation into the live fire exercise incident on the CR2 in 2017 at Castkemartin with the link to the official report below that


https://bit.ly/2VJkD4k
by CameronPerson
24 May 2019, 19:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1883
Views: 340733
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Nothing official released as yet but Drummond is usually well informed..

by CameronPerson
17 May 2019, 00:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Personally I’d be a bit disappointed that this...

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Had been replaced by a Ford Galaxy.... Talk about being short changed :eh:
by CameronPerson
16 May 2019, 23:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I can only imagine how he was “misusing” the company car..

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by CameronPerson
16 May 2019, 23:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/davidwilletts3/status/1129138329017114625?s=21 Didn’t expect to be reading this headline (no, not the one about Ulrika Jonsson :roll: ), but apparently true and confirmed by the navy... Removed from post for the “misuse” of a RN Ford Galaxy, reading the article it does seem an ov...
by CameronPerson
07 May 2019, 21:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6793
Views: 1052827
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Is anyone else treating the whole “will be in service by 2023” line with a massive pinch of salt? Im half expecting them to run down the T23 numbers right down before we see T31 in service, or am I being cynical of this brilliantly run programme?
by CameronPerson
02 Apr 2019, 18:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



Coming to an aircraft carrier near you
by CameronPerson
30 Mar 2019, 00:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



Doesn’t say that she’s off to Rosyth straight away but you never know, it may have been brought forward
by CameronPerson
29 Mar 2019, 20:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Can't remember, but are they using the opportunity to do further tests at sea? Are they out for a long period then dry dock at Rosyth, or is it a straight transit up there? Dry docking still planned for summer last I heard so I guess we’ll have to watch this space https://www.gov.uk/government/news...
by CameronPerson
28 Mar 2019, 20:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2257243
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



They also want the Osprey.. we all know that what they want and what they’ll get are two different things
by CameronPerson
22 Jan 2019, 21:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1883
Views: 340733
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

mr.fred wrote: There are a lot of tell-tales that it's the British turret under there and not a new build.


Used the existing turret, gutted it, chopped bits off, added lots and went from there. No way would the budget allow a complete new build
by CameronPerson
22 Jan 2019, 14:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1883
Views: 340733
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Bit more info on the above posted image via twitter



by CameronPerson
10 Jan 2019, 15:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5067
Views: 881216
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://twitter.com/alibunkallsky/status/1083375751481778177?s=21 I know there’s emphasis on COULD but can anyone see this happening this early - they’re at IOC yes, but does it not come across as them being eager to use them in this role just to show that we’ve got them rather than as an operationa...
by CameronPerson
05 Dec 2018, 00:24
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5067
Views: 881216
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

There's been chatter about the appointments of the next heads of the RAF & RN. Surprising choices as more senior names were overlooked and explained by saying Williamson wants younger guys with transformational mindsets. Just a passing thought but what if "transformational mindsets" i...

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