Friday, 21 January 2011

HS 125 to stand down after 45 years.

Apparently, the RAF will no longer need to train weapons systems operators, or indeed any rear crew at all in the future. Therefore, that lovely little aircraft, the Dominie, is to be stood down. After an astonishing 45 years of service, the last seven aircraft, operated by 55 squadron, are to be decommissioned.

I do hope that any future aggressors will be so kind as to take into account that we don't actually have much in the way of either aircraft or aircrew anymore, and go easily on us.

Bloody heartbreaking, isn't it!


  1. Bloody stupid if you ask me!

    So, we will be more tied to Europe in the future ... God help us.

  2. I suppose if push comes to shove, the British could always commandeer Jet 2, Virgin and other 'holiday' aircraft!

    It's not the same I know, but we Brits are very good at making do, and making the best of what we have.

    I'm trying to visualize a Jet 2 aircraft aboard a Jet 2 cruise ship mid-Atlantic trying to take off ...