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Gordon Brown In Iraq On BAe 146.  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3133 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

I was just watching the new and saw Gordon Brown (The UK's new Prime Minister in waiting  Wink), and shows him getting off one of the RAF's BAe 146's at Baghdad airport.

Did he seriously fly all the way from London on one of the Queen's little commuter jets?!

Are these aircraft adapted for longer range flights, with extended range?... Just seems a long way to fly on one of them!

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User currently offlineCartoonranger From United Arab Emirates, joined Aug 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
Did he seriously fly all the way from London on one of the Queen's little commuter jets?!

No, jet was probably in theatre already and he would have connected at somewhere like Akrotiri, Cyprus, Bahrain or Qatar. They use the 146 occasionally around the Gulf on missions other than VIP


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2408 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

Why would you wish that on the Iraqi's??  Wink

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 3239 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

That would surely expedite this process.....  hissyfit 


But instead of used planes, why not go for one of these?.....  Wink



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13465 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

BAe-146, and BAe-125 aircraft of 32 Sqn do have aircraft detached to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
They of course also have a comprehensive self protection equipment fitment, in fact they've had versions of this gear for 20 years.

And still 32 Sqn gets called 'The Royal Flight', they do much more than that.

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 8711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Hopefully this will be quicker than the FSTA saga or it might not even be Brown Force 1  Smile

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2939 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 3):
Why would you wish that on the Iraqi's??

he's either selfish or hopes Gordy will get blown up and someone a bit less bad for the country take the throne from Tony.

I wish I were flying
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