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by boff180
Wed 13 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Cummings has been tweeting again. Boris never had any intention to honour the Brexit deal, he only did a deal to win the election and get rid of Corbyn. He didn’t care what it said or it’s implications. Boris never understood what the deal meant and the impacts of leaving the Customs Union until Nov...
by boff180
Wed 13 Oct 2021, 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Biden
Replies: 126
Views: 7825

Re: President Biden

We had the Democrats howling with rage over Trumps travel bans etc I’m quite sure, but happy to give way, that the Democrats “howling with rage over Trump’s travel bans” wasn’t the bans he put in place (too late) re COVID, but things like the “Muslim travel ban” in 2017. And the “howling with rage”...
by boff180
Tue 12 Oct 2021, 1:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 7367
Views: 384937

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

(Rockfordstone is pretty much spot on about how the annual flu jab works) So the first official report into the handling of the COVID crisis has just been published…. It praises the Vaccine but declared the Governments response at the beginning of the crisis as one of the biggest public health faili...
by boff180
Wed 06 Oct 2021, 9:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Boris Johnson banging on about levelling up at the Conservative Party Conference. Meanwhile, in the real World, Teachers & Binmen in England offered a 1.75% Payrise. https://news.sky.com/story/conservative-party-conference-pm-takes-aim-at-labour-during-keynote-speech-in-manchester-12427243 https://...
by boff180
Mon 04 Oct 2021, 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

If I hear him say levelling up one more time I will scream….. it’s utter balls…. More like levelling down. In the period 2013 to 2020 - MP pay has been increased in real terms by 5.4%, they’re all better off. In the same period the public sector have seen nothing but below inflation pay increases or...
by boff180
Sat 02 Oct 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Overnight the Government have quietly U-turned on the three month visa for lorry drivers. Despite MPs appearing on Question Time categorically saying the three month visa would save Christmas. They’re now saying 6 months for tanker and 5 months for HGV drivers. By now, any self respecting leader wou...
by boff180
Fri 01 Oct 2021, 4:51 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington

The WAVE is opening early this morning.

The announcement said it was in case of an early departure with a big wink…..
by boff180
Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11:27 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington

"towed"???? Care to explain that Andy? I am guessing he means it will supply in flight refuelling for the aircraft on the way over... in effect towing it. Correct, much in the same way as when a tanker is giving fuel to fighters, the tanker is often referred to as having “chicks in tow”. Albeit the...
by boff180
Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington

Hi all, A Royal Saudi Air Force A330MRTT has landed at East Mids this morning, it was towing over an ultra-rare RE-3 which has landed at RAF Waddington. If internet rumours are to be believed, the A330MRTT departs tomorrow heading for the US and it is a fair bet that the RE-3 will also depart and be...
by boff180
Thu 30 Sep 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I thought Starmer came across well live on GMB this morning with honest clear no BS answers, including accepting there is more work to do with the Labour Party. He however missed an opportunity to call out Conservative slight of hand. He was asked about the Conservative announcement this morning of ...
by boff180
Sun 26 Sep 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Competition - Silver
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: 48 Hour Photo Competition - Silver

https://live.staticflickr.com/8213/8370651627_2777896f14_o.jpg F-8F Bearcat - Thai Markings by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/3824/9119149316_860413a2ab_o.jpg Stored as part of the Baarlo and Kessel collection. by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8334/8...
by boff180
Fri 24 Sep 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance
Replies: 22
Views: 759

Re: 48 Hour Photo Competition- Reconnaissance

https://live.staticflickr.com/5780/22877841886_ff11d5f6ee_o.jpg F/A-18D Hornet by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/4465/26344444299_424a7ce71c_o.jpg Tiger Meet 2017 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49822287178_8656c8d034_o.jpg Sentinel by Andrew ...
by boff180
Fri 24 Sep 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4749
Views: 365020

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Should there be both long term and short term solutions in place? Yes Is there? No Why? Because the short term solution is workers off the continent whilst at the same time using legislation to force the HGV industry to make itself more attractive to home grown workers so that eventually the short t...
by boff180
Thu 23 Sep 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another tragic story re gun control in USA
Replies: 64
Views: 5360

Re: Another tragic story re gun control in USA

A shotgun kept for clay pigeon shooting should be locked up in a club.... No they should not. The biggest risk from a legally held shotgun/firearm is it being stolen and then being used in crime - not the licence holder. The identity and location of licence holders is kept confidential for that ver...
by boff180
Thu 23 Sep 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 148478

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Only vote on what you want to, what will benefit your Party, or are you there to represent those who elected you? If my MP was Conservative, I'd know right about now what utter contempt they have for their Constituents. I'm now ashamed to say I voted Conservative last election. Not because I suppor...
by boff180
Wed 22 Sep 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair
Replies: 22
Views: 851

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Corsair

https://live.staticflickr.com/3854/14617925459_63f6bc9259_o.jpg Greek TA-7 Corsair by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8346/8208436213_10b2d5cb48_o.jpg F4U-4 Corsair '81698' Ex US Navy by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51137135342_dc2561...
by boff180
Mon 20 Sep 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: IWM disposing of Avenger, Mi-24 and Kirby Cadet
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: IWM disposing of Avenger, Mi-24 and Kirby Cadet

I know it would be a shame to see it leave the UK, it's actually a Royal Canadian Navy example.

I'd like to see it restored into their colours either here or Canada.
by boff180
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Penne for your thoughts?

https://live.staticflickr.com/4478/38120634411_42b696993c_o.jpg Tiger Meet 2017 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/7505/27058208352_8faf766ee9_o.jpg AV-8B+ Harrier 1-07 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/1884/42450062770_28bb472185_o.jpg CaeSAR by Andre...
by boff180
Wed 15 Sep 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1335
Views: 137982

Re: Presidential Election 2020

This report is nothing short of scary. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/14/mark-milley-donald-trump-bob-woodward-nuclear-war- Before and after the assault on the US Capitol on 6 January, the most senior US general took steps to prevent Donald Trump from “going rogue” and launching a nuclea...
by boff180
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8:55 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - USAF 75th Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 1134

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - USAF 75th Anniversary

https://live.staticflickr.com/8243/8504669212_628d53865e_o.jpg Aggressor F-15C Eagle by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8500/8445812544_a90ddbebdc_o.jpg YAL-1 in storage at AMARG by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5733/30063636852_f236678199_o.jpg USAF ...
by boff180
Sun 12 Sep 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: T-tails
Replies: 26
Views: 1090

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: T-tails

https://live.staticflickr.com/8083/8371743360_8e15c2cba7_o.jpg E-9A Widget - 84-0048/TD - USAF 'Team Target' by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/4214/35423595601_3ca4deec48_o.jpg French Xingu by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/918/41239454720_c...
by boff180
Thu 09 Sep 2021, 2:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4749
Views: 365020

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

So much for the Brexiteer claim that Germany needed us more than we needed them…..
by boff180
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hornets
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hornets

https://live.staticflickr.com/639/32542227585_cb46b67335_o.jpg F/A-18F Super Hornet by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49789785693_3143550372_o.jpg Lemoore Tactical Display by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49774434476_b42f8189ea_o.jpg USMC...
by boff180
Mon 06 Sep 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Avgeeks
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Avgeeks

Decision time!

Because the framing is great, a real right time and right place shot....

DerekF takes the win with this shot.
Lancasters and Hurricane at Southport 2014.
ImagexD7000_02_DSC_1681 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Andy
by boff180
Sat 04 Sep 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Avgeeks
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Avgeeks

Hi guys, A little bit of a curveball for this one. Post your three best shots of airshow avgeeks being.... airshow avgeeks! It can be a photo of people queueing at an airshow, the crowd in the showground, people talking to crews, or taking photos. The world is your oyster. Andy Examples below. https...