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.
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