A conversation at work today brought a few points which I've further researched tonight. I must stress that all of this, as far as I can tell, is pure speculation and none of it based on any hard fact or briefing that I've seen. But it is worrying all the same. http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/431233-future-faa.html The announcement some time ago that we were to equip the RAF with an extra 21 Chinooks appears to have now been changed to just 12 airframes, with the RAF not now handing over the Merlin Mk 3 to CHF, yet the Sea King's are still going, where does this leave CHF? Furthermore, if CHF goes, the FAA will consist of a few Lynx and even less Merlin's, not looking too good. Like I say, from what I can see this is all pure speculation and it upsets me greatly to see each service turning on the others like they are. Just thought I would share it with you guys and girls.