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by disgruntled
Fri 07 May 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 73
Views: 2842

Re: Proud to be British?

I find many in the comments on here confusing. Firstly it is not the UK government that is at the centre of this but the Senate (?) of Jersey. It was they who are issuing the licenses. As for Boris electioneering by sending in gunboats? Utter utter nonsense. The election results would appear to be ...
by disgruntled
Fri 07 May 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Teaboy - that is YOUR experience and not necessarily theirs. Just because you believe it and it happened to you doesn’t me you can project it onto others. Sorry Tommy, I understand what you are trying to say but nonetheless it remains patronising as it suggests that unless you have experienced insti...
by disgruntled
Fri 07 May 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Judging by many of the comments on here Which ones? In the same way that the recruit “could” have been right - given the numbers and on the balance of probabilities, empirical evidence suggests he wasn’t. (He definitely wasn’t - there was a Band there to prove he was wrong) And whilst I agree with ...
by disgruntled
Fri 07 May 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Judging by many of the comments on here I am minded of the time I was a military phase 2 instructor and overheard a proud mother at the pass out of her son. “Oh look. He’s the only one in step now. The rest just haven’t got a clue”

*He wasn’t in step...
by disgruntled
Fri 07 May 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proud to be British?
Replies: 73
Views: 2842

Re: Proud to be British?

I find many in the comments on here confusing. Firstly it is not the UK government that is at the centre of this but the Senate (?) of Jersey. It was they who are issuing the licenses. As for Boris electioneering by sending in gunboats? Utter utter nonsense. The election results would appear to be d...
by disgruntled
Wed 31 Mar 2021, 6:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy Handed Police (Again)
Replies: 157
Views: 4933

Re: Heavy Handed Police (Again)

One person's appropriateness is another's inappropriateness. If anyone thinks arresting women after a vigil in memory of a woman murdered going about her business is appropriate then that's up to them. What about if the people there had identified as men, would that be acceptable? Sorry that was fa...
by disgruntled
Tue 30 Mar 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy Handed Police (Again)
Replies: 157
Views: 4933

Re: Heavy Handed Police (Again)

Tomahawk wrote:
Tue 30 Mar 2021, 11:15 am
Interesting, I see further debate on these pages....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56574557
Doubt it. It doesn’t fit the narrative of the thread very well, but thank you for highlighting it as it fits what the silent majority generally felt about the situation.
by disgruntled
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 8177

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

I’m pretty certain there was a brown one based at Filton as they were going to use RR engines in them
by disgruntled
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 8177

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

Weren’t Westland as was going to build Blackhawks under license once upon a time for UKAF? What would be the chances of repeating that? Slim I guess since the take over by Augusta
by disgruntled
Thu 25 Mar 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 8177

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

There have been some comments with respect to the MoD considering all the options, but my experience is that you should never underestimate the MoD in its ability to make stupid decisions. They have plenty of previous form on this. Hidden agendas, promotion prospects and basic uselessness all come ...
by disgruntled
Thu 18 Mar 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 8177

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

With regards to the war heads I think it needs to be read in conjunction with the paragraph in the review that states we will “no longer give public figures for our operational stockpile, deployed warhead or deployed missile numbers” So we are saying that the total we can hold is going up but we won...
by disgruntled
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5850
Views: 273906

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

And yet. And yet. For all the support of a U turn on Christmas or some of the implied support for a total lockdown, pull the blankets over your head, go into stasis until this is all over approach; even if the government were to do this there would be just as many shouting that it is wrong and can’t...
by disgruntled
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4616
Views: 313510

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

"by all accounts" - what accounts? UK gov will brief against the EU and UK media mostly lap it up and some want to believe it with no attempt to verify or prove. Well without actually being able to be there in person all one can do is read a range of comment through a wide spread of media outlets. ...
by disgruntled
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4616
Views: 313510

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

There is a lot of justified criticism of UK Govt going on however I can’t help noticing that no one has picked up on the fact that by all accounts a deal was all but in the bag a few days ago until the EU reneged on a lot of agreements and threw the entire process into unnecessary doubt and turmoil....
by disgruntled
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4899

Re: Drive-in airshows?

All this talk of drive in airshows being new and innovative. I am sure I remember as a child in the 70s and 80s watching the majority of airshows from the car? IAT at Greenham Common? RAF Locking open days? RAF Fairford at home days? RAF St Athan BoB Day? It may be that some of the above weren’t set...
by disgruntled
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5850
Views: 273906

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I agree CJS, although I would caution too much comparison with New Zealand given the difference in population density, I does seem that a more authoritarian approach at the outset may have had positive outcomes here as well. But that’s my point really - do we want a society where the onus is on the ...
by disgruntled
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5850
Views: 273906

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

It’s been really refreshing following this debate compared to some previous ones. This is just a thought process I’ve had. Not sure if I even agree with myself as being from a military background I see no problem with being given orders and following them but... Just specifically on the timing of lo...
by disgruntled
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 3896

Re: Covid Poll

I’m UK Armed Forces and part of my establishment’s Covid response/management team, so still turning to at my normal place of duty. Very fortunate to be in this position! My partner however is a supply teacher. She is lucky in so far as one of her schools where she was on a long term supply have agre...
by disgruntled
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 13023

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

As a child I remember seeing Jags, Harriers and the odd Tornado using Breen Down as a waypoint. Living near to Filton at the time there were regular surprises that could be seen from the school window, the EAP and ATP demonstrators displaying for the workers stands out. This was along with the regul...
by disgruntled
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Hi all, Another short day (without pay) so hate it whaen this happens this close to xmas, anyway in reply to a question aimed at me last night, I think Labour will re group (like England loosing the World Cup) but this time I think they will choose a much harder/younger leader someone with bite who...
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: 2019 General Election

"The failed to see or accept that the majority of this country see Corbyn as a danger. They have fully rejected his Marxist agenda and did not agree with his beliefs and stance with regard to PIRA in particular as well as his views on the problems in Palestine and the surrounding area." J...
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: 2019 General Election

MarkL wrote:
disgruntled wrote:I believe that anyone - yes anyone - other than Corbyn and his inner circle would have beaten Johnson.


Abbott ?


I’d count her as very definitely in his inner circle...?

And the temptation to turn that into smut was huge! Do I get brownie points for not succumbing?!
by disgruntled
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: 2019 General Election

I’ve been very quiet and watched this from afar, making up my own mind and trying to ignore the hyperbole of so many. I’m not surprised at the result and I have come to the conclusion that Labour lost this election all on their own. The failed to see or accept that the majority of this country see C...
by disgruntled
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: 2019 General Election

My apologies Brevet I retract my comment towards you.

However I will add that in my experience and opinion, the investment and improvements in accommodation in general, and particularly for JRs, over the last 4-5 years is far far greater than anything I have seen in 30 years of service.
by disgruntled
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 108283

Re: 2019 General Election

There is no doubt Tommy that the political leadership is dire. However I do have just one thought that keeps nagging away at me. If it weren’t for Corbyn’s abstract lack of leadership and his questionable policies and front bench would we be in the situation where the Conservatives are able to put c...