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TOP GUN : Inside the RAF (where did it go?)

Old 25th Aug 2023, 22:48
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TOP GUN : Inside the RAF (where did it go?)

Am I missing the obvious, a thousand apologies if I am, but what happened to the original thread?
Has it been moved? Has it been merged? On my computer it has vanished?

I can't find it.
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Old 25th Aug 2023, 23:08
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Originally Posted by SATCOS WHIPPING BOY
Am I missing the obvious, a thousand apologies if I am, but what happened to the original thread?
Has it been moved? Has it been merged? On my computer it has vanished?

I can't find it.
Panic ye not. It was essentially a load of bollocks about a load of bollocks.

Rather a summary of where PPRUNE is going I fear.

The Mods are on holiday/ annual leave, so the lunatics are i/c.
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Old 25th Aug 2023, 23:15
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Originally Posted by langleybaston
Panic ye not. It was essentially a load of bollocks about a load of bollocks.

Rather a summary of where PPRUNE is going I fear.

The Mods are on holiday/ annual leave, so the lunatics are i/c.
Thank you my friend. I shall cancel my appointment at the senility clinic.

Interesting how the last post I made was about lineys and their jovial role in the programme and then I read the F35 Lost thread's SI.
Being a Liney is a serious business it would seem. Ah well, I am sure abnormal service will resume. post bank holiday.
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I started the thread and I deleted it because it had become an unpleasant exchange of insults.


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Well done Timelord!
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Well done Timelord!
Fair enough ........ such awesome power, wind em up, watch em go, ZAP them!
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Well I’ll be looking forward to the next episode.
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Episode 2:
Summary
Jet pilot Ben faces a life-or-death decision over Syria. And RAF Lossiemouth's station warrant officer prepares for one of the biggest events on the military calendar.
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In fairness, the biggest problem is all of the hyperbole in the voice over. The guys and gals are only doing what they are paid to do. It is the utter twaddle overlaid onto it which is problematic.
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In fairness, the biggest problem is all of the hyperbole in the voice over. The guys and gals are only doing what they are paid to do. It is the utter twaddle overlaid onto it which is problematic.
If that's what gets them the viewing figures they need... I'd rather they make these programmes with an over-dramatic voiceover, than not make them at all.

As for life-or-death decisions: Technically you could argue that we're faced with life-or-death decisions every time we fly an aircraft, it's just a matter of degree...
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Originally Posted by Radley
Well Iíll be looking forward to the next episode.

I'm looking forward to the "outtakes" programme!
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Originally Posted by pasta
If that's what gets them the viewing figures they need... I'd rather they make these programmes with an over-dramatic voiceover, than not make them at all.

As for life-or-death decisions: Technically you could argue that we're faced with life-or-death decisions every time we fly an aircraft, it's just a matter of degree...
Or every time you decide (or not) to employ kinetic weapons in Iraq / Syria. Which i presume is the case here.
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Or every time you decide (or not) to employ kinetic weapons in Iraq / Syria. Which i presume is the case here.
Or drive a car. Or cross a busy road.
Life's a bitch ........
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I started the thread and I deleted it because it had become an unpleasant exchange of insults.
Not hard on this forum. It is the RAF of the 2020s. Not the RAF of the 1940's, 1950's, The V bomber force, the 1980s, the 1990's nor the 2000's when I left after 25 years in. Is it the RAF I served in when I left? No. Is it the RAF I joined almost 40 years ago? No. Do I shout against it like Victor Meldrew? No.

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Originally Posted by langleybaston
Or drive a car. Or cross a busy road.
Life's a bitch ........
Wondering. You ever loaded a rifle or unloaded one with live ammunition and may have in the intervining time may have had to use such a weapon? Was a day to day thing on doing SSGF in late 80s BFG and hot ops later on in the 2000s.

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Originally Posted by Diff Tail Shim
Not hard on this forum. It is the RAF of the 2020s. Not the RAF of the 1940's, 1950's, The V bomber force, the 1980s, the 1990's nor the 2000's when I left after 25 years in. Is it the RAF I served in when I left? No. Is it the RAF I joined almost 40 years ago? No. Do I shout against it like Victor Meldrew? No.
Agree completely. Those serving today deserve the same respect we would have wanted. It is also unfair to judge individuals on the evidence of a heavily edited TV programme. We have no idea which scenes are natural and which have been staged for the cameras. Looking forward to tonight's episode.
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Agree completely. Those serving today deserve the same respect we would have wanted. It is also unfair to judge individuals on the evidence of a heavily edited TV programme. We have no idea which scenes are natural and which have been staged for the cameras. Looking forward to tonight's episode.
I hope the episodes cover the unit I have association with. Hopefully see the Officers and ORs I know that are still there. Do ORs comment on their aircrew? Happened in my day. I remember 43(F) Sqn lineys had SIAW on their hi viz on a det. We asked about it and it was a remark about one of their EngOs. Our XO when hearing the story replied " Was at Uni with him, he was a bit of an atmosphere hoover!"
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Half way through episode 2 and I think this is showing todayís Royal Air Force in a very good light.
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Half way through episode 2 and I think this is showing todayís Royal Air Force in a very good light.
Full time. Agreed.
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Originally Posted by Diff Tail Shim
Wondering. You ever loaded a rifle or unloaded one with live ammunition and may have in the intervining time may have had to use such a weapon? Was a day to day thing on doing SSGF in late 80s BFG and hot ops later on in the 2000s.
No, only the pistol, and then only once a year. Late 1960s, late 1970s. Preferable to GAS GAS GAS though.
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