There's an interesting article in today's Times online which I thought I would share, to be honest this worries me not least because Mick Smith is rarely wrong and his information is normally very reliable: "The RAF is to lose a quarter of its frontline bomber force and two bases in new cuts to be pushed through by the Treasury, according to senior defence sources. Two squadrons of Tornado GR4 ground attack aircraft will be scrapped, cutting the RAFâ€™s frontline squadrons from eight to six. One helicopter base and one training base will also be closed, with the land sold off to raise cash. The move comes as the Royal Navy is braced for big cuts to its surface fleet with all four Type22 frigates and a destroyer set to be axed â€œas soon as possibleâ€. Other ships are under threat." Article here: Linky thing It does also raise some questions about this admittedly uncited article in the Telegraph: Gordon Brown 'will back air strikes on Iran'