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  • For anyone interested there's a RAF flypast of London today, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Air Force - https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/news/1...-celebrations/

    It's scheduled to be over the centre of London in about 50 minutes, I imagine coverage of it will be on BBC News 24 and SKY News if you have access to it.

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    • Originally posted by gaz View Post
      For anyone interested there's a RAF flypast of London today, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Air Force - https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/news/1...-celebrations/

      It's scheduled to be over the centre of London in about 50 minutes, I imagine coverage of it will be on BBC News 24 and SKY News if you have access to it.
      thanks Gaz - on holiday this week so sat watching it - Lancaster - Spitfire - Hurricane - Dakota - F35 - wonderful

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      • Impressive display, both the flying and the drill. William looked a little emotional during towards the end.

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        • They should have continued on to fly over Heathrow which is massively annoying because I'm not in the office down there this week.

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          • Thanks for the info. I caught what I think was the very end of it on Sky's iPad app.

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            • It was impressive and a lot of engineering effort!

              MOD livestream of the flypast. First aircraft appear at 22:30 minutes in.
              https://www.facebook.com/theministry...6371330914034/

              Also a nice animation of the flypast.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srWd9DBQIeo

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              • Originally posted by downsizer View Post
                Also a nice animation of the flypast.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srWd9DBQIeo
                thanks for posting that is excellent

                sat and watched it live - wonderful sense of nation - loved the F35's - going to Norfolk next week so hope to see them in the air

                someone's already had fun with the footage



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                • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-44861558

                  A tank explosion which killed two British Army soldiers was caused by a design flaw, a coroner has found.
                  Royal Tank Regiment corporals Matthew Hatfield, 27, and Darren Neilson, 31, died during a live firing exercise at Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire.
                  A seal stopping explosive gases escaping into a tank crew's turret was not in place before the lethal blast.
                  The reference to ammo bags in soldiers laps is interesting. I've heard of lap loading but I was under the impression that it mostly involved having the inert projectile ready to go rather than the propellant charge. That said I can believe corners were cut in that regard in the interests of maintaining a high rate of fire. Either way it's good to have an answer and that it's an issue which both improved equipment and training can address to prevent a reoccurrence.

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                  • type 31Es suspended.... quite simply the UK has no money to build ships

                    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...omments-anchor

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                    • Originally posted by Tizer View Post
                      type 31Es suspended.... quite simply the UK has no money to build ships

                      http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...omments-anchor
                      Agree but no doubt the Trident submarine replacement will go ahead at vast cost.

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                      • Originally posted by JohninMK View Post

                        Agree but no doubt the Trident submarine replacement will go ahead at vast cost.
                        £215 billion and rising ... over it's lifetime

                        the £21 billion black hole in the defence budget is not helping either

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                        • Originally posted by JohninMK View Post

                          Agree but no doubt the Trident submarine replacement will go ahead at vast cost.
                          Blame Osborne and Hammond's dodgy accounting methods. As ever, an absolute lack of money isn't the issue. The problem is where we chose to spend it. Besides, even if you took Trident out of the equation, it would be naive to assume that the allocated funds wouldn't leave along with it.

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                          • Originally posted by Tizer View Post
                            type 31Es suspended.... quite simply the UK has no money to build ships

                            http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...omments-anchor
                            Shame... i would have liked to See The UK version..

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                            • Originally posted by ~UNiOnJaCk~ View Post

                              Blame Osborne and Hammond's dodgy accounting methods. As ever, an absolute lack of money isn't the issue. The problem is where we chose to spend it. Besides, even if you took Trident out of the equation, it would be naive to assume that the allocated funds wouldn't leave along with it.
                              if that were the case the defence spending would fall well below the 2% that Nato requires

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                              • I am working on a game scenario and am looking for the platoon numbers for D Company (Beds & Herts) of 2 Royal Anglian. ie 12 platoon D Coy etc? I have found the platoon naming numbers for 1 Royal Anglian but nothing for 2 R ANGLIAN. Any help would be appreciated.

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