Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RAF

#1
If a 13 year old would-be pilot were to ask "what are the benefits of joining the FAA as a pilot, rather than the RAF?", what would you say?
 
#12
Re: Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RA

Just say that the girls so much prefer the look of gold on dark blue. Also, wings over breast pockets are so ordinary.
 
#15
Re: Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RA

soleil said:
JonnoJonno said:
Passed-over_Loggie said:
Also, wings over breast pockets are so ordinary.
Not always matey.

:wink: :D
That's 'Mike' Sadler of the LRDG/SAS isn't it, JJ?
Yes Ma'am. Rhodesia - LRDG then SAS.

I think they were known to wear their wings upside down if their first jump was during an operation. Particularly nails back then (and all done with a rifle, a tub of hair lacquer and a healthy dose of VD) :D
 
#17
Re: Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RA

That's a good one, JFH!

I am inclined to suggest to him that scope for travelling the world is greater, as, in a sense, the RN can create an airbase wherever it chooses to by sending a ship in that direction. That flexibility isn't available to crabs.
 
#19
Re: Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RA

Brilliant, NG, brilliant.

That's going to be an irresistible idea to a 13 year old lad.
 
#20
Re: Advice To A 13 Yr Old On Why He Should Go FAA And Not RA

soleil said:
Brilliant, NG, brilliant.

That's going to be an irresistible idea to a 13 year old lad.
Okay, but when a succession of FAA officers was appointed to command MCM squadrons, some MCD officers did ask whether they could command naval air squadrons just to even things up a bit. :)

Here are some examples of FAA pilots and observers who have done rather well in living memory:

Vice Admiral Sir Adrian James Johns KCB, CBE, ADC (Former 2SL and current Governor of Gibraltar.)
Rear Admiral Iain Henderson CB CBE (Captain of HMS London during the first Gulf War, first Air Officer Commanding 3 Group and Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod between 2002 and 2006.)
Rear Admiral Christopher J. Parry CBE
Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Benjamin Bathurst GCB, ADC, DL (Former 1SL and the last RN officer to be promoted to five-star rank.)
Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Woodard KCVO (Last Flag Officer Royal Yachts and later equerry to the Queen.)
Admiral Sir Raymond (Derek) Lygo KCB
Admiral Sir (Arthur) Desmond Cassidi GCB
Rear-Admiral Richard Bell-Davies VC, CB, DSO, AFC
 

Latest Threads

New Posts

Top