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Ryan Air Force contract ‘a qualified success’

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed the outsourcing of Britain’s air defence to Ryanair as generally successful, because the government no longer has to provide uniforms. Some had criticised the Ryan Air Force’s use of Airbus aircraft for interceptor roles as they can carry more crew, at the usual mark-up.

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Posted: Oct 23rd, 2014
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RAF pounds pick up truck into the ground

and if it's being driven with italic number plates, there'll be hell to pay‘We have strong suspicions that the truck wasn’t taxed,’ said an aerial reconnaissance expert, ‘or maybe the owner removed the tax disc a day early. Either way, it certainly didn’t look roadworthy, and almost certainly wouldn’t have passed its MOT had it not been destroyed.

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2014
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Flea infestation ‘not solved’ by blowing up house

Residents at a street in Birmingham were ‘slightly surprised’ to find that the Council had ordered an RAF airstrike to deal with a ‘modest’ pest problem.

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Posted: Sep 29th, 2014
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Strafing of Lincoln prompts UK-operated drone rethink

The MoD is to reconsider the decision to remotely operate armed drones from Britain, after a house in a suburb of Lincoln was devastated by several missile strikes yesterday afternoon.

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Posted: Apr 28th, 2013
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Nick Clegg to end Libya crisis by arranging AV referendum

The Prime Minister has vowed to ‘finish the job’ in Libya by getting Nick Clegg to organise a vote on the AV system and explain it to Colonel Gaddafi.

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Posted: May 30th, 2011
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