28 March 2011

Telegraph: Shortage of RAF pilots for Libya as defence budget cuts bite

Telegraph dude who clearly can't be arsed to actually do his job writes there's no pilots to do the job in Libya:

But when you get to the last two paragraphs, the bit where he hopes most people have stopped reading we find out that this is actually bullshit:

Air Marshal Dick Garwood, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Operations, said there was no shortage of pilots. “We have enough aircraft and people to carry out all the tasks placed on us,” he said.

MoD sources suggested that the Libyan conflict vindicated the decision to retain the Tornado over the Harrier as there were more pilots in the pool and it had a greater reconnaissance and strike capability.

No comments: