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by CameronPerson
24 May 2019, 20:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85083
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: 1456
Views: 85083
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: 1456
Views: 85083
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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Had been replaced by a Ford Galaxy....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: 10019
Views: 667778
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5941
Views: 276044
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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: 10019
Views: 667778
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: 1456
Views: 85083
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: 1456
Views: 85083
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: 4134
Views: 212461
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: 4134
Views: 212461
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...
by CameronPerson
29 Nov 2018, 10:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212987
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]



Whole class named now
by CameronPerson
28 Nov 2018, 00:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9788
Views: 415238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Personally I find it very strange that the most secretive western government by a country mile is the UK. So little is disclosed despite FOI tinsel. Amen to that. It was literally just the other day that I finally got an answer to an FOI request on the Type 31 that I’d made on MAY 5th 2017!! All of...
by CameronPerson
12 Nov 2018, 16:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212987
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]




Why aren’t they naming the ships in order?
by CameronPerson
29 Oct 2018, 16:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9788
Views: 415238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I don’t know how much of that figure will end up going to cyber; after all there’s that not so insignificant shortfall in the P8s budget :crazy:
by CameronPerson
29 Oct 2018, 16:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9788
Views: 415238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Spread Sheet Phil has just announced £1billion extra for defence with special mention towards cyber security and ASW.. Exactly what this translates to isn’t known, no doubt we’ll find out when the MDP is finally published. Although a billion pounds extra is somewhat of a win for Williamson, it is of...
by CameronPerson
24 Oct 2018, 21:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5941
Views: 276044
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]



I wonder what’s come out to allow it to fit..
by CameronPerson
19 Oct 2018, 00:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667778
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

shark bait wrote:anyone remember what happened last time a Jag was on a RN carrier?


Do you know what - I was thinking the exact same thing..

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by CameronPerson
10 Oct 2018, 23:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667778
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



QE got her visitor today as expected
by CameronPerson
02 Oct 2018, 23:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667778
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/

Few more of these type of shots on the Lockheed Martin Flickr... I want the video though!

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