downsizer wrote:dmereifield wrote: What would be the rationale for doing this? Do we need to deploy or base another squadron somewhere?
The cynic would say it's a PR stunt. The PR people would say it's another front line deployable Sqn. Take your pick.
So, the USAF has 24 aircaft in squadron, French AdA has about 20, Spain has 18 ( IIRC ), Australia has 18, but the RAF is smartest of them all, so they can do the trick with 10?
Trying to be too smart rarely ends well.