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by disgruntled
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Unfortunately for you no it's not facile. It is a statement of fact. You could have countered that successive governments could have had an opportunity to change this policy. However in times of austerity that is about as realistic as seeing a Russian fighter deploying on a good will mission to Sali...
by disgruntled
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Tommy it's not the RAF's gig, it's our RAF, we pay for it, some of us have even served in it. This is supposed to be a celebration of 100 years, and the public should be seeing the RAF out there showing off. A series of flypasts over major cities in the UK would be better than this exercise in corp...
by disgruntled
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Hi Tommy. Much of what you say I agree with. Yes it is the RAF's gig, however focussing on just the smallest part of it, ie a special scheme that we could all be "proud" of misses the point. The fact that you quote the mumbo jumbo tag line arguably illustrates exactly my point about it bei...
by disgruntled
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Branding 'rules' mean you can only use the RAF100 logo. Amazingly this also means you cannot use the RAF 'Per ardua ad astra' badge. Absolutely Berf, finally someone else who looks past the "lets bash the RAF because our pictures won't look pretty" brigade. It is not the RAF's fault. As f...
by disgruntled
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

By the way no it is not R.A.F. it is RAF
by disgruntled
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

quote="fighterfoto"] To be fair other Air Arms are in awe of the operations the RAF continues to undertake. And to be honest the whinging of some enthusiasts, who not only fail to understand let alone appreciate the exceptional performance of the RAF in recent years and whose first thought...
by disgruntled
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

No Dan they don't. Decisions that they would like to make are not there's to make.

And yes OK you weren't the only one but I was in the process of editing my post when you replied.
by disgruntled
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Did you even bother to read my post Dan. It is NOT the RAF who are to blame. And as I have said before blame Brown/Blair and the Civil Servants who decided that as a tax payer you have not paid to get anything other than their primary military role. Airshows, special schemes and so on are not their ...
by disgruntled
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49311

Re: Typhoon in colour?

Imagine, with 100 years of RAF history to play with in terms of imagery, you decide "nah, balls to all that, a naff corporate one-size-fits-all logo'll do us". But this is the same air force who adopted a corporate logo, copyrighted the roundel and tried to flog these... http://www.jervis...
by disgruntled
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Premier League run in and VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Re: Premier League run in and VAR

Went to the England v Italy game last night and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening with my son. However... the uproar that greeted the VAR decision was ridiculous. Chants of "Shove your VAR up your horse" ( I'm sure that's what they said...) and claims that the referee was a "Typical ...
by disgruntled
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at 100 - BBC TV
Replies: 28
Views: 5374

Re: RAF at 100 - BBC TV

Really Dan? Does it really matter?
by disgruntled
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at 100 - BBC TV
Replies: 28
Views: 5374

Re: RAF at 100 - BBC TV

I think in terms of a Sunday evening TV show celebrating 100 years of the RAF (not a history of) it was excellent. Everyone will have things that they believe should have been covered, however the fact that it did cover Bomber Command and Harris, SOE, the Berlin airlift, and Trenchard's vision, all ...
by disgruntled
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Pimms or Cotswold enclosure
Replies: 59
Views: 10284

Re: Pimms or Cotswold enclosure

Do we really have nothing better to moan about other than a menu which the majority of us won't even be eating from? And not just moan, but turn it into something to get offended by because it doesn't fit our vision of what it should represent? As for spicy food, wasn't Coronation Chicken "inv...
by disgruntled
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Pimms or Cotswold enclosure
Replies: 59
Views: 10284

Re: Pimms or Cotswold enclosure

Do we really have nothing better to moan about other than a menu which the majority of us won't even be eating from? And not just moan, but turn it into something to get offended by because it doesn't fit our vision of what it should represent? As for spicy food, wasn't Coronation Chicken "inve...
by disgruntled
Tue 13 Mar 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Premier League run in and VAR
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Re: Premier League run in and VAR

I find the objections to VAR laughable. How many times do we hear supporters, players or managers moaning that the referee got it wrong and that it cost "us" the game. Alternatively, so called "expert" commentators also berate officials for making "wrong" decisions afte...
by disgruntled
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Viewing Village Grandstand Enquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 7026

Re: Viewing Village Grandstand Enquiry

Unless it's changed this year (and I've not noticed it) the Grandstand is first come first served on the day, so there is no allocation. Happy to be corrected
by disgruntled
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Viewing Village Grandstand Enquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 7026

Re: Viewing Village Grandstand Enquiry

Unless it's changed this year (and I've not noticed it) the Grandstand is first come first served on the day, so there is no allocation. Happy to be corrected
by disgruntled
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115635

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

It is without a doubt MoD civil servants (yes Civvies) that have drawn up legislation and rules that makes it difficult and in some cases impossible for the military to display their assets to the general public. The Military Aviation Authority rules and regulations are written by serving military ...
by disgruntled
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8:20 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115635

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The civil service should have no role in the day today running of defence at all and yet they watch over everything acting as judge and jury and auditing the income generation that is the real reason for the decline of military airshows and air displays. Rules such as the three main service charitie...
by disgruntled
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8:05 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115635

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The idea of income generation came from the treasury so yes it is civil servants
by disgruntled
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115635

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Sorry penpusher but yes you are mistaken. I have to work daily with civvies thinking that they know better than those of us who actually do the job. You will find that it is civil servants that advise the government and they then tell the chiefs of staff to implement it - overlooked by the civil ser...
by disgruntled
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 6:57 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115635

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The predictable RAF bashing by the usual suspects is not only tiresome it is, I would suggest, also inaccurate and based on nothing more than assumption and private agenda. I doubt very much that it is the RAF or the men and women from the highest officer to the lowliest SAC that have an ambivalence...
by disgruntled
Thu 09 Nov 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Potw is this dead?
Replies: 18
Views: 4906

Re: Potw is this dead?

Tommy makes some excellent points and not just because they mirror my personal thinking. Talk of professionalism and standards should be a two way thing. Where Dan berates contributors for being too cosy towards organisers and displays it could be argued that petty nit-picking and holier than thou c...
by disgruntled
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy'
Replies: 61
Views: 20340

Re: MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy'

A little clarity on the situation regarding the RN. A letter from First Sea Lord to the Telegraph in response to the usual hyperbole whipped up my uninformed journalists. It seems endemic that so called professional journalists use their position to spout off clap trap to massage their ego and promo...
by disgruntled
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383497

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

It's neither in this case as Neverfuel has resurfaced a few posts ago. Now whether he has multiple accounts to swell the numbers of VttST defenders, I dont know... Give it a rest. That's like saying "Now whether Dan has multiple accounts to swell the numbers for his cause, I don't know" I...