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October 15, 2010

RAF Helicopter Pilot: Just An FYI Chaps, We're Under Attack. Oh And, Um, Bye The Bye, I've Been Shot In The Head. No Worries Though.

Via the guys at This Ain't Hell, proof that some Brits still do the whole stiff upper lip thing. Follow the link through to the video, pretty amazing stuff.

It's a real shame that UK, under "Conservative" Prime Minister David Cameron and his coalition, is about to more or less get out of the whole Air Force business.

Air Marshal Timo Anderson, director general of the Military Aviation Authority, addressed MPs in a private talk, and gave a stark assessment on cuts expected to be outlined next week.

The RAF is expected to lose significant numbers of jet fighters in spending cuts of up to 10% over four years.

AM Anderson said it would be harder to combat a 9/11-style attack.

The first part of the review - setting out the strategic context - will be announced on Monday, with the main spending decisions to be set out in a statement to Parliament on Tuesday.

Air forces are so useless, unless you know, you need them. But it seems that with Afghanistan ending one way or another in the next few years, brilliant political thinkers seem to have decided that's it's time for another 'peace dividend' because there won't be any more wars or something.

Sadly, history tells us otherwise.



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