S. Telegraph - British Forces around the World

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by soleil, Jun 21, 2009.

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  1. Interesting...but why are Australia, Canada and the US classed as British areas of operations :?
     
  2. Well, as a rough guess:

    Canada- RAF Goose Bay, BATUS, etc
    USA- The Naval Staff there has about 100 matelots (HMS SAKER?), pus the UAV command place in the desert which has an independent RAF flight. Then there's CENTCOM in Tampa, (another 12 or so)
    Australia- no idea, but you get the general idea (something to do with FPDA?)
     
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Colonies innit!
     
  4. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    RAF Goose Bay no longer exists, it shut a few years ago when the NATO nations pulled out. Collectively there are about 600 UK personnel on loan service billets in the US, plus 39 Sqn in Las Vegas.

    Definitely not 400 personnel in Ascension, and a lot less than 1000 in Gib, unless you count the Gib regt.
     
  5. Presumably the16 DD/FFs are the total in Fleet Time and irrespective of material state. Removing the T42s from that will leave a hell of a big hole.
     

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