There really is only money for about 1 & 1/2 services, but that's OK. If we really focused on the core purpose of the defence force and we could get by on 2, but I can't see the elimination of an entire service and related force elements happening any time soon.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 6, 2020 9:37:57 GMT 12
We could give the RNZN back to the Royal Navy.
The country may not be broke on paper now but I think come the next round of figures may show different with Coronavirus stuffing the economy with almost no tourism, no-one eating out at restaurants now, exports being halted, etc. Buckle up - the disease may not be nearly as bad as the media makes out but the economic results could force a major slump.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 6, 2020 11:59:22 GMT 12
This has all been gone over and over and over in the past on this forum. It solves nothing. The problem never moves forward to solution. So you might as well stop wasting time posting anything here. We lost the Air Combat squadrons due to government thinking and public apathy. We won't ever be getting that capability back, or at least till China starts basing their fighter squadrons here. Face facts and move on.
I know, right? There really is zero point to the whole thread other than wishful thinking and the realms of fantasy.
Why weren’t the Kiwi Skyhawks in the order of battle for interfet incase the Indonesian fought back.
We were on standby but a lack of air transport capability (all tied up moving the Grunts and 3 Sqn to Darwin) meant we were stuck in Malaysia (the Malaysians ended up taking us home in their Hercs). It was another lost opportunity to demonstrate why we had/need an ACF. Same with the Gulf War in 1990/91.