British F-35B (RN / RAF) in the UK

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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 05:16

Here is a nice shot from above showing two Tornados flanking a Killer Bee:

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Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 05:21

Here's a shot of a Bee landing RAF Marham (Wg Cdr John Butcher):

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There's a good Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/scottmox
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 05:34

RN goes before RAF - the RN is the Senior Service - RN/RAF is it. Seriously. And never add 'the' to HMS Queen Elizabeth as in the incorrect 'the HMS....' - just use HMS which stands for Her Majesty's Ship. So saying "the Her Majesty's Ship" is just dumb. OK? 8)
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 06:08

spazsinbad wrote:RN goes before RAF - the RN is the Senior Service - RN/RAF is it. Seriously. And never add 'the' to HMS Queen Elizabeth as in the incorrect 'the HMS....' - just use HMS which stands for Her Majesty's Ship. So saying "the Her Majesty's Ship" is just dumb. OK? 8)


I do say dear Spaz... just what are you going on about?

And I haven't seen Elizabeth, "the" or "HMS" anywhere in this thread...
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 08:16

Just a common error - even with British News Media - who are just CRETINS and natives really of CRET. Sure why would anyone not of the HM persuasion know that? I geddit - still RN comes before RAF every time (includes RAN before RAAF).
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 15:10

What is UK's army called? British Army (BA)? Royal Army (RA)? I don't think I've ever heard of the Royal Army. But if there is a RA... which comes first? RN or RA? Following your logic, the RA must be senior to the RN, eh wot? Unless the British were birthed in the sea (a possibility). Or are you going to throw the Royal Marines card? :drool:
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 15:39

Don't know if it's true that a long time ago the Army rebelled against the Crown so their use of "Royal" was forbidden.
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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 16:27

popcorn wrote:Don't know if it's true that a long time ago the Army rebelled against the Crown so their use of "Royal" was forbidden.


That's not the precise reason.

Post-civil War, England now has a standing army. This really unified the idea of having one single army rather than armies. However, the army remained rather fragmented. Infantry, cavalry and artillery would have looked at each other as separate branches of the military just the same as the navy and air force see each other as separate today. These branches were further sub divided by regiments and battalions. Thus any special title was not conveyed onto the army as a whole, but on the regiment (or other unit) that warranted recognition.


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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 17:57

steve2267 wrote:What is UK's army called? British Army (BA)? Royal Army (RA)? I don't think I've ever heard of the Royal Army. But if there is a RA... which comes first? RN or RA? Following your logic, the RA must be senior to the RN, eh wot? Unless the British were birthed in the sea (a possibility). Or are you going to throw the Royal Marines card? :drool:

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Unread post04 Jul 2018, 18:17

steve2267 wrote:What is UK's army called? British Army (BA)? Royal Army (RA)? I don't think I've ever heard of the Royal Army. But if there is a RA... which comes first? RN or RA? Following your logic, the RA must be senior to the RN, eh wot? Unless the British were birthed in the sea (a possibility). Or are you going to throw the Royal Marines card? :drool:

It's July 4th now, so who cares about the RAF/RN and the HMS Queen Elizabeth... :mrgreen:
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Unread post05 Jul 2018, 02:16

I still think a mix buy of F-35A's and F-35B's is a better solution for the UK....


For example within the 138 planned purchase.


My split would look something like.......

4 F-35B Squadrons Royal Navy (48 aircraft)

2 F-35B Squadrons Royal Air Force (24 aircraft)

3 F-35A Squadrons Royal Air Force (36 aircraft)

1 F-35A/B Squadron Royal Air Force (12 aircraft/mix) OCU (RN & RAF)

1 F-35A/B Squadron Royal Air Force (4 aircraft/mix) 17 (R) Operational Test and Evaluation


Total "124" + 14 (attrition) = 138

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