Saturday, July 18, 2009

Arthur Daley's Helicopter show room.


One lady owner, low mileage. Bargain, Guvnor...



It's bad enough that our inept, uncaring, disgraceful excuse for a government are failing to provide our troops with enough kit in Afghanistan to do the job, (whatever the job is, I don't have a clue why they are there). We all know that the army does not have enough helicopters to ferry the troops around in relative safety. Instead, the roads are used and our troops are easy pickings for the Taleban and the roadside bombs. We see the results in the hearses plying their way through Wootton Basset.

The helicopter disgrace gains pace every day, the lack of numbers, the many types that we have which cannot cope with the conditions in Afghanistan, the loss of a civilian helicopter which was hired by the M.O.D. for use in Afghanistan.

And now, the latest story -

RAF HELICOPTER WAS MADE FROM 2 OLD CHINOOKS BOLTED TOGETHER

I didn't realise Arthur Daley sold dodgy helicopters as well as dodgy motors.

What a total disgrace.

7 comments:

The Economic Voice said...

You have got to be joking.....Can someone tell me why we are not rioting on the streets? these are our kids out there fighting (For no reason). For FUCKS SAKE!!!!!!!!!

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

I wish I was joking. Cut and Shut choppers for fuck sake.

microdave said...

In the commercial flying world every single part (down to the last nut & bolt) has to be "traceable" - i.e. paper work to identify its source, and history. So even quite major parts get replaced so long as they are within spec.

I'm not sure whether this is applied so stringently in the military world. It damn well SHOULD be, but in the heat of a battle some rules inevitably get chucked out the door. However if this really was two fuselages joined in the middle it does sound pretty dodgy.

Equally disgraceful is the saga of the brand new Chinooks which remain grounded because of flight control software problems, mired in arguments between Boeing and the MOD.

Barking Spider said...

Good one, Rab.

VotR said...

Gordon loves his purse-strings more than the country. No wonder the army chiefs want his head on a plate.

Taranis said...

'ER indoors should use the Royal prerogative, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Brown & his rabble should be tried & hung as traitors (I've adopted that well known Labour practice of 'guilty until proven innocent' here)for betraying our troops like this.