Good to see the excellent catering traditions, which date back to the AEW Shackelton era, still being maintained, either that or some guys off the no.10 Squadron VC
-10 fleet are involved with the no.8 Squadron Sentry AEW.1s, as the VC
-10s have lost much of their previous VIP tasking.
One thing the RAF is not short of is recce assets, I think the new Raptor pod on the recce-tasked Tornado GR
.4As has a long range camera, to supplement the dedicated equipment already fitted (replacing the 27mm cannon on nos.2 and 13 Squadron Tornado GR
As well as new pods for the Harrier and Jaguar recce-tasked units (nos.4 and 41 Squadrons respectively).
The Maverick missiles on the Harriers are an interim buy (only about 100 rounds), in lieu of the Brimstone missile being developed, this came about after experience in Kosovo in 1999.
It looks like the Jaguars, based in Turkey, did not see much, if any, action, these were updated in a series of incremental programmes in the 1990's which actually came in under budget and ahead of schedule, a rare event.
They are due to be replaced by Typhoons by 2008.