Defence cuts...

Interesting point made by Sir Michael Graydon, former Chief of the Air Staff, on the Today Programme yesterday: the UK currently has seven combat squadrons; at the time of the first Gulf War in 1990, we had 37. Of the seven, "only five are capable of dropping bombs" and only the three Tornado squadrons are suitable for operations in Iraq because they carry the Brimstone weapon being used. And of course we were a poorer nation in 1990...

Somewhat sobering.

The interview on the Today programme is about 1 hour 22 minutes in, from here.


Stephen Beer, 30/09/2014

 
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