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by topman
19 Feb 2024, 07:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

No - and likewise it wouldn't be better if only people who HAD served/worked for the MoD were on here. On group has experience of how things really work and the other is not caught "in the silo" I agree we need all groups but what we need is those who are serving now to feed in more of th...
by topman
19 Feb 2024, 07:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Sometimes it takes time to get all the information to make a decision, that doesn't always align with deployment dates as much as we would like it to. With the costs at stake with the carriers it should. Should, well I should win the lottery this week. But probably won't. So was it foreseen or unfo...
by topman
18 Feb 2024, 20:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Do people feel it would be better if there were only people who hadn't served/worked for the MoD on here or not?
by topman
18 Feb 2024, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

tomuk wrote: 16 Feb 2024, 21:09
topman wrote: 16 Feb 2024, 14:38 Sometimes it takes time to get all the information to make a decision, that doesn't always align with deployment dates as much as we would like it to.
With the costs at stake with the carriers it should.
Should, well I should win the lottery this week. But probably won't.
by topman
16 Feb 2024, 14:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Sometimes it takes time to get all the information to make a decision, that doesn't always align with deployment dates as much as we would like it to.
by topman
11 Feb 2024, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What is the reason this time, sprung a leak, toilets blocked up, someone left their ipod at home?
by topman
10 Feb 2024, 05:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Two quite fantastic articles in there own right we are entering a period were the political resolve of the west will be tested like never before with probably the worst set of politicians we’ve ever had. So what does HMG do now? Starting to look like the majority of western politicians are in denia...
by topman
07 Feb 2024, 21:31
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1717532
Tokelau

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

We'd need at least one other base and hundreds of people for this fleet alone to hit 138. Just out of sheer curiosity, if there were to be enough 'extra' F35's to justify it, which previous but currently non-active airfield is still close enough to being operational to be worth reactivating? Any of...
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 22:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There were many issues, the biggest issue is arguable. Why were they put in one box? What isn't is that there was a shortage of people. The only plausible explanation for the sloppy procedures is its the natural consequence of allowing the light blue to have a straglehold over carrier aviation You ...
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 21:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There were many issues, the biggest issue is arguable. Why were they put in one box?

What isn't is that there was a shortage of people.
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 21:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1717532
Tokelau

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

So going back to the 138 number (press x for doubt), I wonder if this is connected to Lockheed Martin saying how good the F-35 was for the UK? I doubt it. The long and the short we can't afford 138 but the gov doesn't want to admit it. So it plays games with words. We'd need at least one other base...
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

And roof repairs. You wouldn't believe how many buildings in the defence estate leak.
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 18:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I wonder how many people we'd need for all that?

High thousands i suspect, perhaps nearer 10k.
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 18:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391744
Tokelau

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There's nothing much available publicly but I'll say you can read the report about the F35 that went for a swim and the manpower stats for the year that happened and the latest one. Compare them and see if how likely it is the force is going to grow that quickly to support 24 aircraft on exercise at...
by topman
06 Feb 2024, 18:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1717532
Tokelau

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

Plenty of time to order, 3 years from signing to arrival gives time to sort everything else out first.
by topman
04 Feb 2024, 16:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-militarys-readiness-for-all-out-war-in-doubt-mps-warn-13063630 'The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has publicly conceded just five people are recruited to the armed forces for every eight who leave - but the committee said it understood the situation may now be even worse.'...
by topman
04 Feb 2024, 10:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-militarys-readiness-for-all-out-war-in-doubt-mps-warn-13063630 'The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has publicly conceded just five people are recruited to the armed forces for every eight who leave - but the committee said it understood the situation may now be even worse.'...
by topman
04 Feb 2024, 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

https://news.sky.com/story/uk-militarys ... n-13063630

'The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has publicly conceded just five people are recruited to the armed forces for every eight who leave - but the committee said it understood the situation may now be even worse.'
by topman
25 Jan 2024, 23:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I have noticed his comments have put defence on the front page, in talks shows, phone ins, sm etc in a way that very few other defence interviews have.
by topman
21 Jan 2024, 17:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Ok you claim to know the answer, can you now explain the problem you are solving for and your workings, plus what gives (government spending/taxation) more broadly? What I have laid out above is core fighting ability and flexibility we need to defend the UK alongside Europe = NATO and at the same t...
by topman
21 Jan 2024, 11:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

new guy wrote: 21 Jan 2024, 09:07
topman wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 22:00
great video.
I don't know much about him apart from what others have said but he's really clear about what is happening now and what state we'll be in in a couple of years.
by topman
20 Jan 2024, 22:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

by topman
16 Jan 2024, 09:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joint Helicopter Command Integrated Review Refresh 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Tokelau

Re: Joint Helicopter Command Integrated Review Refresh 2023

Add in building costs for all the units moving and personnel training and increase in numbers to make it work.
by topman
16 Jan 2024, 07:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 180464
Tokelau

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

That's nothing unbelievable about it, it's of very little interest to the public so therefore of little interest to politicians.