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by shotleylad
18 Jun 2020, 11:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 284
Views: 79853
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

What for? if a hospital ship is needed a liner can be fitted out in a couple of days or less. Not problem for the
Falklands War.
by shotleylad
05 Oct 2019, 13:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4908
Views: 708744
Location: United Kingdom

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

7 jets are flying out from the UK next week
by shotleylad
18 Aug 2019, 15:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4908
Views: 708744
Location: United Kingdom

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

I would not take any notice what a baby pilot has to say. The Queen Elizabeth will soon have UK F-35Bs on board which will
increase in numbers.
by shotleylad
29 Jul 2019, 06:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)
Replies: 151
Views: 50738
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

Perhaps because the operations of 47 Squadron are mostly secret.
by shotleylad
13 Jun 2019, 14:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The harbour boat tour is a complete joke the person giving the information is totally clueless.
by shotleylad
17 May 2019, 10:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It seems he thought it was OK as he paid for the petrol. In my time in the RN it was normal for many senior officers to
misuse staff cars.
by shotleylad
07 May 2019, 06:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Normal to wash aircraft down.
by shotleylad
02 May 2019, 11:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 178546
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

I would hope so.
by shotleylad
29 Mar 2019, 06:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2057
Views: 313413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

For new homes Yes.
by shotleylad
21 Sep 2018, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

More USMC jets than UK. I cannot see that happening.
by shotleylad
18 Jun 2018, 10:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1249
Views: 217621
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Four of the six ships were at sea last week including Duncan which is the Med for two years.
by shotleylad
11 May 2018, 10:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The Great Britain always has the White Ensign flying.
by shotleylad
08 Dec 2017, 06:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Several clips on YouTube.
by shotleylad
07 Dec 2017, 07:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Weapons fit is due in .March
by shotleylad
07 Sep 2017, 10:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The steel and welding looks OK to me.
by shotleylad
16 Jul 2017, 07:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Depends if you know the ships programme or not.
by shotleylad
25 May 2017, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6608
Views: 833460
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Work on the Type 26 starts during July.
by shotleylad
24 Apr 2017, 21:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Your link is a load of rubbish.
by shotleylad
19 Apr 2017, 07:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1170
Views: 166766
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (RN)

Perhaps you did not notice the 4x30mm, 3xCIWS, Miniguns plus the GPMGs.
by shotleylad
12 Feb 2017, 14:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 625
Views: 145666
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

You seem like one of the clueless trolls who post rubbish on forums like yahoo.
by shotleylad
16 Jan 2017, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12283
Views: 1815332
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Rosyth has more than one dry dock.
by shotleylad
23 Nov 2016, 22:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1249
Views: 217621
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Burst sea water pipe nothing to due with the engines.
by shotleylad
21 Nov 2016, 22:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2057
Views: 313413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Typhoon

Most fast jet Sqns do not have any aircraft allocated they are taken from a pool as needed which is under the control of the
Engineering Wing.
by shotleylad
18 Sep 2016, 15:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2057
Views: 313413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Typhoon

Typhoon FGR4 in storage.

14 at Warton awaiting delivery
4 at Coningsby
5 at Shawbury

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