CVF Contract

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by norman, May 6, 2007.

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  1. The Chairman Fly Navy Heritage suggests in the April edition of "News Sheet" the magazine of FAAOA that the 2 CVF's due to join the Fleet in 2010, but not yet approved ( awaiting the merger BAE Systems and VT Group) could well have a RFA Captain in Command and a RAF Officer in charge of the Air Wing.
    Already the FAA are not permitted to paint their aircraft in naval livery as they are drawn from a joint pool.
    Perhaps the new Future Carriers will, apart from the crabfats, have a brownjob in charge of the Bootnecks.
     
  2. They may wish to work out what planes they will be using first....

    Just a wafu dream

    Sounds very familar... yep you can have it but only after we have taken most of the toys out of it..... :cry: :cry:
     
  3. Dream on if you think they will ever be launched. That's the CVA not the flying machines.

    Nutty
     
  4. Shouldn't worry about it Norman-----its a dream!!
     
  5. Never going to happen. They can't afford or man the three little one's they have.
    They may well order them as a sop to the public, but launch and commish? No kin chance.
    RoofRat
     
  6. Sorry but there were so many errors there I mentally switched off.
     
  7. Thought the booties allready had a brownjob in charge anyway! Brigade Commander is a Brigadier is he not?
     

  8. Another day, another norman rant…

    RFA Captain in command? Oh the horror!!!! A Captain Captaining a ship! Oh the humanity! Where will it all end! 8O

    An RAF Officer in command of the Air Wing? Well in todays breaking news your normaness, we have this thing called… cue drumroll………

    Joint Force Harrier!

    You know, our planes are based at an RAF base and we have RAF aircrews go to sea with us…
     
  9. ......and the RAF is just as keen that we get CVF as we are, as they know that JSF will be ten times more relevant to current and future threats than Typhoon.

    I reckon the delay on the announcement has been because Cherie could only book Pickfords for 27th June.

    Maybe it'll be part of Mr Brown's "Summer of good news".......
     
  10. So why do our servicemen and women wear different uniforms?
    If the RAF is to command Naval Air Squadrons and a lady Squadron Leader is to be the Captain's Secretary The First Lieutenant. a major from the Blues and Royals looking after the knots and splices on one of our warships (assuming we still have any)
    It's all going to be come rather confusing n'est ce pas?
     
  11. Yes but he's a RM Brigadier, Rear Admiral when embarked (If ever)
     
  12. Anyone with access to Jane's online can read something quite disturbing along the lines of "either Gordon is going to hold back the order until he can announce it and look good, OR have his own SDR and start again...."
     
  13. So why do our servicemen and women wear different uniforms?
    If the RAF is to command Naval Air Squadrons and a lady Squadron Leader is to be the Captain's Secretary The First Lieutenant. a major from the Blues and Royals looking after the knots and splices on one of our warships (assuming we still have any)
    It's all going to be come rather confusing n'est ce pas?


    Not really, it's just about sharing expertise where we have it. Guess your experience of jointery hasn't been that positive. The plan has never been to have RAF commanding any of the NAS, simply to split the JSF allocation between the two services.

    As for your second post, I have never known of a RAdm as Bde Comd - when elements of the Bde are embarked for an op / ex they ususally work to COMATG, and if the whole Bde goes off on a jolly (unlikely), then the Bde Comd (always an RM 1*) would work to whoever the Task Force Comd is.
     
  14. Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience to be billetted under No 4 spot on a real carrier and trying to get his head down when our RAF collegues are flying on will have a full understanding of why crabs should a) not be allowed to fly over water b) try to park said aircraft on a perfectly normal flat calm day in the south western approaches and c) take nearly 2 hours to do it!
     
  15. Or have a messdeck below the catapults on a real, real Carrier when they are flying round the clock.
     

  16. Hello norman! :wink:
     
  17. Ah. On reflection that does look like a Norman post.

    I shouldn't have risen to the bait :).
     


  18. Fair one. I recall standing on the catwalk watching 800 NAS perform a 7 jet recovery in something silly like under 4 minutes, and then the embarassment of the mighty 1 Sqn RAF try and land their GR7s - "starboard ten, 'round again.....and again...and again....."
     
  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hic, Burp....

    Well anyway as long as there's several Admirals onboard working as Heads of Department, we'll be OK eh, Norm?

    .... Right, now where's that MSG pasting postings right now?
     
  20. mirador I've known cases when he wern't (a RM) Oh and whilst were at it everybody A Captain in the RFA is civilian thus he is called a Master! (not quite sure what they call it if its female tho') Captain is a military rank! (eg Captain of the heads ~ shit house cleaner on a warship!) indicates a little boy with a gun type toy!!
     

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