Apologise if this has been mentioned before but; Now we have lost them can they be mothballed for a year or whatever in case we need them or someone finally realises we still need a ground attack force to help our troops or will they be scrapped entirely? The Yanks have a desert full of planes protected against the elements can these be treated the same way then put into service again like our Frigates/Destroyers were[or could be] or are they doomed? I have a feeling that all the time we are in Afghanistan we will need a slower heavily armed ground attack plane and this decision is very short sighted. Maybe we will use Hawks!that's all I see flying over the Northumberland range nowadays ,even the Yanks planes[who used to be very numerous here] are gone. just wondered.