At least 2 of our worthy national newspapers are making an outraged fuss about yer man Blare's farewell education, education, education tour last Monday. Both the Express (page 5 http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/7061 ) and the Mirror (page 7 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_method=full&objectid=19105097&siteid=89520-name_page.html ) push the point that transport was provided by a Navy Seaking and estimate the cost to the Taxpayer as Â£50K. Now I'm probably the last person on the planet to defend the detestable bugger but I would suggest that using the straight wet capitation rate for the machine is not clever. The aircrew would probably fly those hours anyway doing routine continuation training. What really amused/irritated me, not sure which, was that the Mirror photograph clearly shows him abeam a Merlin. Is accuracy optional these days?