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  • Naval pilot who crippled the Bismarck dies aged 97

    12/13/2016 2:47:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    Royal Navy ^ | 12/12/2016
    Swordfish pilot Jock Moffat – credited with launching the torpedo which crippled the Bismarck in 1941 – has died at the age of 97. The Scotsman, who always played down his role in the attack, was a lifelong champion of naval aviation and friend of the Fleet Air Arm. 2016 ends for Naval aviation as it began – with the loss of one of its greatest heroes. After the passing of legendary test pilot Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown early in the year, the Fleet Air Arm community now mourns for Lt Cdr John ‘Jock’ Moffat – the man credited with crippling...
  • What is the F-35B and Why is the UK Buying It?

    08/20/2015 12:04:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    GIZMODO UK ^ | 19 Aug 2015 | Rich Wordsworth
    Over the past few years, the F-35 Lightning II – the fifth-generation, Lockheed Martin wunder-plane set to eventually take over from almost every fighter jet in the US and UK militaries – has received a public relations kicking. It’s expensive – the total cost for the programme so far is an incredible, not-even-hyperbolic trillion dollars. It’s had some embarrassing technical stumbles – engine fires, a non-functioning cannon and a half-million dollar helmet that fits comfortably in the cockpit or on a pilot’s head (but reportedly not both). And while it’s designed as a multirole, do-everything plane that will see the...
  • Nurse dies protecting patients in Texas surgical center stabbing

    11/29/2013 10:45:45 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN) -- Gail Sandidge rushed to help when screams rang out during a stabbing at a Texas medical center on Tuesday. Horrified patients and family members watched as a man stabbed the nurse in the chest. "She was just saying...'I'm hurt. He got me,'" witness Jana Jackson told CNN affiliate KLTV. "And that's when we realized there was blood all on the front of her scrubs." Hours later, authorities pronounced Sandidge dead. Police said four others were wounded when 22-year-old suspect Kyron Templeton attacked visitors and employees Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview, Texas. The hospital's...
  • British Have Premier Industrial Position on F-35

    09/13/2013 8:22:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN Online ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | CHRIS POCOCK
    British Have Premier Industrial Position on F-35 The premier position of the UK aerospace industry on the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was highlighted by a briefing and presentation at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) show in London this week. Some 500 British companies are involved in producing “15 percent of each of the 3,100 F-35s that will be built,” according to Steve O’Bryan, vice president for F-35 program integration at Lockheed Martin. The company has calculated that the program will secure 24,000 high-technology jobs in the UK through 2039. BAE Systems lead for F-35 production Chris Robson said...

    03/12/2013 4:03:00 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    12 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    My wife FINALLY got called by the Omaha VA and she will be starting w/in the next month as an "RN". She had been working on one of the Omaha Area VA Clinics as an "LPN" for about the last year or so. In Iowa you as a nurse can be dual RN/LPN. Some states(NE) only allow one!:-)!
  • Has Any FReeper, In A Union, Been Caught Up In A Strike They Didn't Want?

    09/21/2011 12:40:28 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 33 replies
    9/21/12 | Me
    My sister works for a hospital that was just taken over by LIJ. Apparently, LIJ, who is non union wants some changes made to the union benefits. The union representing the RN's supposedly "took a vote" and decided the majority wanted a strike, to begin on 9/30/11. LIJ said "go ahead" and have temp RN's to cover their shifts. In speaking w/ my sister I asked how many nurses she spoke with regarding this strike. She stated most that she spoke with were against it. On her floor alone, there was 1 person saying "heck yeah", while the other 9,...
  • Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)

    09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Rufii · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle
    Library Throws Book at Nixon by Brian Calle Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents. One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the...
  • Last British troops slated to leave Iraq

    05/19/2011 1:51:02 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 May 2011 | Tim Craig
    British defense officials announced Wednesday that the country is officially ending its military mission in Iraq on Sunday, concluding an unpopular eight-year operation that led to the deaths of 179 British military personnel. Although some British troops could still serve in Iraq as part of future NATO training obligations, Defense Secretary Liam Fox told the House of Commons that the 170 troops currently stationed in Iraq have successfully completed their mission to train Iraqi naval forces.
  • Defence buys "value for money" ship (Australia)

    04/06/2011 9:13:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Defence buys "value for money" ship From: AAP April 06, 2011 12:31PM Australia is to buy a near-new surplus British navy amphibious landing ship at what appears a bargain $100 million pricetag. Defence Minister Stephen Smith said Australia had been successful in its bid for RFA Largs Bay, a 16,000 tonne landing ship launched in 2003 and commissioned in 2006. The ship is set to be decommissioned as a cost saving measure under the UK government's Strategic Defence and Security Review released last October. Mr Smith said Australia would pay 65 million pounds or $A100 million at the current exchange...
  • How the Royal Navy changed US naval aviation

    04/04/2011 10:48:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Flight International ^ | 04/04/11 | Stephen Trimble
    How the Royal Navy changed US naval aviation By Stephen Trimble Americans may have invented it, but the British made naval aviation work. Jet-powered flight introduced a new set of challenges for aircraft carriers nearly 40 years after Eugene Ely's famous plunge off the foredeck of the USS Birmingham in November 1910. Adapting the aircraft carrier's floating runway for the jet age meant reconsidering almost everything about carrier-deck design and operations that was known and proven during the crucible of the Second World War. Making that transition would occupy the US Navy and the Royal Navy most of the decade...
  • After Beijing sends a frigate to the Med, a leading author poses a chilling question...

    03/06/2011 6:55:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail, UK ^ | 5th March 2011 | Ian Morris
    After Beijing sends a frigate to the Med, a leading author poses a chilling question... How long until a Chinese aircraft carrier sails up the Thames? By Ian Morris Almost 600 years have passed since Chinese warships last cruised the coasts of Africa. But now they are back. In 1418, China’s Ming dynasty sent its eunuch admiral Zheng He into the Indian Ocean at the head of the largest armada the world had ever seen. Sweeping aside all opposition, Zheng suppressed pirates, extorted payoffs from princes and sent missions as far as Kenya and Arabia. And then, as suddenly as...
  • Britain offers Indian Navy Eurofighters while our own carriers go without

    03/05/2011 6:43:43 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The People, UK ^ | Mar 6 2011 | Nigel Nelson
    Britain offers Indian Navy Eurofighters while our own carriers go without Mar 6 2011 by Nigel Nelson, The People Advanced Typhoon jet fighters turned down by Britain’s defence chiefs to save money are being ­offered to the INDIAN navy. It means a foreign country which receives £280million a year of UK aid could end up with a better seaborne air force. The MoD rejected a new state-of-the art maritime ­version of the Typhoon by British arms manufacturer BAE Systems. So last month BAE tried to secure sales by showing off a mock-up of the plane at the Aero India show...
  • UK seeks buyers for axed Harriers

    10/31/2010 11:41:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | October 31 2010 | Alex Barker
    UK seeks buyers for axed Harriers By Alex Barker, Political Correspondent Published: October 31 2010 22:31 Britain is to hang a “for sale” sign on its decommissioned fleet of Harrier jump-jets as ministers attempt to find buyers for aircraft they can no longer afford to fly. India and the US are the two most promising markets for more than 50 of the most up-to-date Harriers, which will otherwise be consigned to the scrap-yard or museum. Peter Luff, defence procurement minister, told the Financial Times that some of the kit axed in the defence review – including the Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft...
  • RAF fast jets could fly from French carrier

    10/27/2010 9:29:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | October 27 2010 | Ben Hall in Paris and James Blitz
    RAF fast jets could fly from French carrier By Ben Hall in Paris and James Blitz in London Published: October 27 2010 22:34 Britain’s next generation of fast jets could be permitted to fly off France’s flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier under a defence treaty that will deepen military co-operation between the two nations. As David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, prepare to meet in London next week for their first bilateral summit, both countries are set to embark on an unprecedented level of co-ordination over the operation of aircraft carriers and other military hardware. Following the...
  • PICTURES: Royal Navy offered AEW-configured AW101

    07/14/2010 6:50:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Flight International ^ | 14/07/10 | Craig Hoyle
    PICTURES: Royal Navy offered AEW-configured AW101 By Craig Hoyle AgustaWestland and Thales have stepped up their efforts to promote a development of the AW101 to replace the UK Royal Navy's venerable Sea King 7 airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) aircraft. As the incumbent suppliers of the RN's organic airborne early warning capability, the companies have joined forces to offer the AW101 Merlin equipped with Thales's Searchwater 2000 radar and Cerberus mission system. The RN's current 11 Sea King ASaC helicopters are due to be retired from use in 2016, and a new type is needed to operate from its two...
  • Navy facing struggle for survival as Treasury cuts spending, report warns

    01/03/2010 6:49:00 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 663+ views
    The Times ^ | January 4, 2010
    The Royal Navy is facing a struggle for survival against a Treasury intent on cutting back on defence spending, a report warns today. The Royal Navy is now “smaller than it has ever been in its history but the demands upon the few remaining ships remain as high as ever,” says British Warships and Auxiliaries, an annual guide to the state of the Navy. With Afghanistan absorbing an increasing amount of resources, the Navy’s surface warship and submarine fleets look set to be the most vulnerable. “There are new ships coming through but the fleet has been pared back so...
  • Time runs out for ageing Royal Navy carriers

    01/04/2010 8:30:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Times ^ | January 4, 2010 | Tom Coghlan
    Time runs out for ageing Royal Navy carriers Tom Coghlan: Behind the Story It had been a textbook wargame in almost every respect. Ark Royal performed violent evasive manoeuvres at 30 knots in the Channel and a jet thundered past its bridge amid anti-aircraft fire. And then there was the fire in one of the carrier’s four engines — not part of the exercise. The first sign of the air attack is a radar blip 100 nautical miles away. In the green glow of the screen Flying Officer Sarah McDonnel warns that it fits the profile of a Russian built...
  • RAF chief predicts controversial takeover of Royal Naval air power

    06/08/2009 8:26:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1,194+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 07 Jun 2009 | Sean Rayment
    RAF chief predicts controversial takeover of Royal Naval air power The head of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, has sparked a major turf war within the armed forces after questioning the future of the Royal Navy's jet aircraft. By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent Published: 8:30AM BST 07 Jun 2009 The Chief of the Air Staff told The Sunday Telegraph that rationalisation in the armed forces would lead to the RAF running all combat jet operations. The move would effectively neuter the Royal Navy's maritime air force, the Fleet Air Arm, leaving the service with just a small...
  • Nurse, formerly a stripper, alleges sexual harassment in Markleysburg ("Pretty Boy")

    04/22/2009 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies · 1,341+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 4/21/2009 | Liz Zemba
    A registered nurse who tried unsuccessfully to hide his past employment as a stripper has accused a Fayette County personal care home and two of its administrators of sexual harassment. In a civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, Roy E. Dreshman Jr., 55, of Munhall, Allegheny County, alleges the harassment began two months after he was hired as a nurse at Henry Clay Villa in Markleysburg in 1997. He alleges he was continuously propositioned, referred to as a "pretty boy" and subjected to unsolicited touching until he was terminated in 2008. Dreshman filed the lawsuit after the...
  • Centenary fleet (Royal Navy Aviation)

    04/20/2009 6:51:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies · 1,017+ views
    Flight International ^ | 20/04/09 | Craig Hoyle
    Centenary fleet By Craig Hoyle The coming months are to be a period of celebration for the Royal Navy, with the UK's "senior service" marking the 100th anniversary of its first foray into aviation activities. Personnel past and present will be looking back during a series of commemorative events, including air show appearances and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral in London. To be held early next month, the latter will also be an act of remembrance for the 6,000 British naval aviators to have lost their lives over the course of the last century. HISTORIC FIRSTS "Fly...