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December 16, 2009

Never have so many shown so little gratitude to those few still willing to fight

More than a quarter of the Royal Air Force's frontline force is to be scrapped; nominally to pay for the war in Afghanistan but in reality to pay for the excesses of a country one suspects is hardly worth defending.

I would say how Her Majesty's government actually spends its treasures but I would be up on charges the next time I step off a plane at Heathrow.

Bob Ainsworth yesterday took the axe to the Royal Air Force to pay for the war in Afghanistan. It bore the brunt of brutal £1.5billion cutbacks unveiled by the Defence Secretary.

Up to three squadrons of Harrier and Tornado fighter jets – more than a quarter of the frontline force – will be scrapped.

The Harrier airbase at RAF Cottesmore in Rutland will be closed.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 16, 2009 07:57 AM