I wonder who will get the Aston Martin seats from Manchester's bridge?
I watched this video recently and I would like to share it with you. Forgive me if it is a repost (if yes I will delete it). It is very emotional video.. Rest In Peace to the British soldiers.
Video of Libyan evacuation
RAF E-3D AEW1 Sentry Aircrewman Monitors Radar Picture
An E-3D Sentry aircraft and crew conducting a training mission over northern England on the 15th of December 2010.
The E-3D Sentry aircraft are operated by No8 Sqn of the RAF (Royal Air Force) in the airborne surveillance and command-and-control role. Whilst primarily procured as an airborne early warning aircraft, the E-3D has been extensively employed in the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) role.
The Sentry's roles include air and sea surveillance, airborne command and control, and weapons control. The aircraft's mission systems can seperate, manage and display targets individually on situation displays within the aircraft, or it can transmit the information to ground-based and ship based units using a wide variety of digital data links.
The E-3D also operates as an extensive communications platform. This mission allowed vital training to be conducted, keeping the crew operationally ready.
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The co-pilot of a Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry aircraft is pictured at the controls during a training mission over northern England on the 15th of December 2010.
The pilot of a Royal Air Force E-3D Sentry aircraft is pictured in the cockpit during a training mission over northern England on the 15th of December 2010.
You see this is why I never post pics. As soon as theres something I like Happyslapper beats me to it.
Haha sorry! To be honest, it's only about once a week I look at the Defence Images site (who needs to... it's all posted here anyway!)
Very interesting video, details about what went on behind the scenes:
Bullets enter cockpit of RAF Hercules on Libyan airlift mission
Originally Posted by British Forces News
HMS St Albans is buzzed by a FRADU Hawk during combat training off Plymouth. The frigate is participating in demanding exercises with HMS Ocean (who will shortly undergo combined-arms aviation training with attack and transport helos) and HMS Edinburgh.
The Type 23 Frigate will deploy East of Suez later in the spring.
MoD News pix:
HMS Richmond escorts food aid to Somalia
HMS Richmond escorting the MV Fadhil Rabi - a cargo ship filled with food aid for Somalia [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
Irish Guards visit Helmand schoolService personnel engaged in firing practice on HMS Richmond [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
British Army medics support Afghan health projectMembers of the Irish Guards meet local children outside the school
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
HMS York arrives in Malta with evacuees from LibyaThe Afghan National Army's Dr Noorullah Zyarmal and British Army medical officer Major Nicola MacLeod en route to a public health session in Nad 'Ali district, Helmand province [Picture: Major Nicola MacLeod, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
HMS York arrives in Malta carrying more evacuees from Libya [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
MoD News pix:
Part of the NATO Submarine Rescue System being loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster [Picture: LA(Phot) Chris Mumby, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
Part of the NATO Submarine Rescue System [Picture: LA(Phot) Chris Mumby, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
A soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment with the Taliban weapons cache found during a recent patrol [Picture: Captain Ben Davis, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
Corporal David Bradshaw checks the fuel level before making a delivery
[Picture: Sergeant Martin Downs RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD]
British soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland speaking with local Afghans [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
Lieutenant Colonel Jo Loudon and dental nurse Gwen Sanderson work on a 16 Air Assault Bridgade soldier's teeth [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD]
The submarine rescue the LR-5?
The NSRS has some considerable capability advantages over the LR5, because it's a system, rather than a single vehicle. The difference means that the SRV can be with a distressed submarine anywhere in the world within 72 hours (well within the normal survival period).
The SRV itself has many advantages, and I suppose is like switching from analog to digital. It's faster, can dive deeper, has all sorts of gizmos, can dock with a distressed sub at almost any angle, can carry more passengers, and is designed to fit with a number of motherships. It's a pretty awsome bit of kit really.