In a rare bit of good news the RAF has taken delivery of its 7th and probably final C17 Globemaster transport aircraft.
The MoD news piece was clear on the benefits
The aircraft, the seventh C-17 acquired by the RAF, is capable of flying non-stop to Afghanistan and can carry up to 138 people, a Chinook helicopter, or up to three Warrior armoured vehicles.
Can we forgive the glaring error?
Not wishing to miss this about to be present at an extremely rare event, UK forces taking delivery of a piece of a new piece equipment that actually works, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, decided to pop in for a visit and photo opportunity.
Commenting on the aircraft he said;
“What I am looking at today is the investment that we’re making to make sure that we succeed in Afghanistan, and make sure we have got the very best airbridge between Britain and Afghanistan,”
“It’s a very, very efficient piece of equipment and it’s very good news that we are investing in this – evidence that we’re giving our Armed Forces the capability, the flexibility and the mobility that they need to do the job that we ask them to.”
I nearly spat my sherry out when I read that one.
Do politicians live in some sort of bubble where they actually believe the nonsense they spout, one wonders by the term ‘we’ who is it he is actually referring to?
Does he mean the UK, does he mean the RAF because surely he cannot mean the coalition government.
Have a look at the date of this press release from Boeing, surely by ‘we’ he doesn’t mean the previous profligate government.