In July, it was reported that the RAF may lack sufficient warplanes to extend combat operations into Syria, despite senior political and military figures suggesting the idea in the wake of a terror massacre in Tunisia which left 30 British tourists dead in June.
“It would be a very big ask. It could be done, but then you would see a real drop-off in the RAF’s ability just to keep eight Tornadoes on operations after that,” military sciences research analyst Justin Bronk told the Financial Times.
If the powers that be took a very close look at how the junior service operate they could see where the savings and improvements could be made. This is not just a dig but I have never seen crewrooms so busy than on RAF squadrons.