Quote of the week

The RAF was a comparatively tightly organised, high tech force, by and large with more modern equipment and operational command techniques than the Navy, and more so the Army. One consequence was that they were able to collate and distill information fast for their own purposes.

The upshot was that they had more up to date PR to hand on a regular basis.

Thanks to old_rat Posted: 16 Jan 2009 17:41

Saturday, 28 March 2009

G20 protest list

You can find the full G20 protest list at this link

As it may be blocked on the DII I have reporoduced most of it below:

G20 PROTEST EVENTS LONDON 2009: Saturday 28th March *Put People First G20 Demonstration "Jobs, Justice, Climate": http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/ *Joint Denomination Service: 10.30am Westminster Hall, led by the Bishop of London To join march en route at Parliament Square *Student Bloc Meet up Point: 10.30am Brunei Gallery at SOAS, Russel Square *Main Assembly Point for March: 11am Victoria Embankment *Baby Bloc Picnic: 11am at the ‘Year of the Child Fountain’ next to ‘The Lookout’ in Hyde Park Close to the rally location - for chilling out and awaiting the march arrival at the rally *Militant Workers Bloc , and tall RIVET JOINT GroBags against R5. Meet up Point: 11am Victoria Embankment Gardens *Put People First Rally in Hyde Park: From 2.30pm List of speakers: http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/whats-happening/the-rally/ *Autonomous Speeches: 3pm Speakers Corner NB anyone wanting to twitter news updates from the march, tag twitter messages with #G20rally Don't know how to Twitter? see here: http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/2009/03/mobile-mavericks-wanted-to-twitter-from-the-rally/ (note: Twitter no longer send sms updates to your mobile phone) ------------------------

"V neck pullovers for all ranks" : assemble st pancras station by Starbucks, speeches followed by march to Pizza Express euston road.

Wednesday 1st April The day before the actual G20 Summit at the ExCel centre, but with official meetings occurring across London. *G20 Meltdown 'Banquet at The Bank' Financial Fools Street Party: 11am / 12 noon
Four "Horsefolk of the Apocalypse" 11am Meet up Points split across themes and locations to converge on the Bank of England at 12 Noon. http://www.g-20meltdown.org/ *Moorgate Station: Red horse against War *Liverpool Street Station: Green horse against Climate chaos *London Bridge Station: Silver horse against Financial crimes *Cannon Street Station: Black horse against land enclosures and borders in honour of the 360th full circle anniversary of the Diggers *Climate Camp in the City: 24 hour action creating a climate camp in the heart of the city 12.30pm sharp at the European Climate Exchange, Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AW Programme of workshops to be held now online, including Carbon Trading, New Economics Foundation and Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place at the start of December 2009 *nb organisers say location may change, see website for more details and to sign up to sms alerts http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20 *"Climate Emergency" Ice-berg Demonstration @ G20 ExCel 12.30pm Excel Centre, Royal Victoria DLR

North Face Clones against PS and tropical deforrestation: RV Tower Hill DLR at no fixed time: covert insertion to the Minnories, then Ball Bros on Lime Street: confront bankers over lunch, speeches followed by chest prodding over who said what at Red 25.

A demo for "Fossil Fools Day" 12.30 pm. to 7.30 pm. (evening rally 6.30 pm) With a giant ice block, participants dressing in white - all welcome. http://www.campaigncc.org/ *Jobs not Bombs Demonstration 2pm US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, then march to Trafalgar Square for Rally Called by Stop the War, CND, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, British Muslim Initiative http://stopwar.org.uk/ *Alternative G20 London Summit 4pm - 9pm at the University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way (Cyprus DLR, close to ExCel) See website for list of speakers http://www.altg20.org.uk/ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=58157694741&ref=share *‘Your Party’s Over!' BP Centenary Fossil Fools Day Protest STOP PRESS: BP CANCELS THEIR PARTY DUE TO PROTESTS - See: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/424770.html Was to be 6pm at the British Museum’s Great Russell Street gate. http://www.fossilfoolsdayofaction.org/2009/category/frontpage/ ------------------------

Thursday 2nd April - G20 Day Various calls for actions around the G20 Summit G20 Meltdown promises....
Side fastening stablebelts against racism: 1100 assemble outside Union Jack club, March to the Griffin PH Villiers St

Early a.m. we're going to bang on their hotel doors, @ the Excel Centre, Canning town to deliver our message of a world beyond capitalism. http://www.g-20meltdown.org/ *Youth March for Jobs 9am Camberwell Green - jarrow style long march across london to G20 ExCel @ 4pm http://www.youthfightforjobs.com/action For route see: http://tinyurl.com/bnsffg / http://www.youthfightforjobs.com/txt/25.pdf *Jobs Not Bombs G20 Summit ExCel Demo 11am at the Excel Centre. Called by Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, The British Muslim Initiative and CND http://stopwar.org.uk/

22:00 RAF Club Picadilly; RIVET JOINT all night benefit gig,
In aid of oppressed aircrew over 1M 70Cm.

Limited Edition Unit Navimeters against the Grey Side and the 5th Runway: Assemble in the Atrium of the Marriott Bath Road 1800. March to Tuscany Ristorante for Linguine and Bardollino followed by mass back slapping.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Will we see you there ?

Not usually seen at this type of event, I have been invited this year by a former Provost colleague, now in a senior management role in the private sector. There is some growing interest in the private sector, in the application of ISTAR-related TTP in commercial sector security.

How many of the award winners will you know ?

Sunday, 15 March 2009

UAS Pilots report for training

In a change from previous Air Force Policy that said that pilots should fly unmanned aircraft systems, this first class includes developmental engineers, air battle managers, combat systems officers, a space/missile operator a civil engineer and a contracting officer.

Lt Gen Norman R Seip, Commander 12th Air Force said :
"Next year, the Air Force will procure more unmanned aircraft than manned aircraft........So I think that makes a very pointed statement about our commitment to the future of UAS and what it brings to the fight in meeting the requirements of combatant commanders.”
American Forces Press Service

IMHO the days of the master race are numbered

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Tick, Tock……………who wears wha(c)t(h) ?

I observe that from their latest weekly (yes I do get a copy - hee hee!) employment after service e-mail that the Ground Intelligence & Security (Army) branch are now marketing exclusive `Aeromarine` * time pieces at knock down prices.

Sadly, for copyright reasons I cannot reproduce the said mentioned item however, I believe that the attached is a very accurate representation of what will obviously become a collector’s item amongst the North Face brigade so that they can bring “timely, relevant , accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level land commanders”

*Hmmm ? `Aero` – that is a flying term and `Marine` – that is a Naval term!
Perhaps the correct marketing term should have been `Powerpoint` ??

Thursday, 5 March 2009

What a farce !

Well, well, well two instances of the Eye Corps (although I understand that cap badge recognition is still not taught in their basic imagery course !) in the Thunderer this week !

A `leading` undercover intelligence expert dressed as a member of the genus `Canis` is revealed as a former operative of the genus `scientia quod vallo miles militis` !

Allegedly, this animal lover utilised his considerable skills, learnt and fully utilised when in the service of Her Majesty, to infiltrate and conduct interdiction operations to prevent and deter criminal wrong doings and provide to the Old Bill inside information about the Dons, Caporegimes and the various other members and their associates

If he been caught he would have more than likely ended up with a bullet riddled body and dumped in hole and covered in a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water - NOT !

Some former colleagues are aghast at some of his claims – not least his claims of rave reviews by the theatre critic of Sixth Sense following his portrayal of Gary Legeune in the 1993 Harp Players production of `Noises Off` !

Whatever name he goes by now has not prevented this former intelligence thespian to dodge publicity or controversy. Oh no daaaarling this gifted amateur ,it is revealed, is now touting himself and his expertise on multimedia with production of a DVD and providing co-operative training with an already discredited individual who trains `bullet catchers` .

Anticipation of an award (Baronial, Lordship, Laird) in recognition of this association is said to be imminent !

We in the Branch and Flights await with eager keenness the approaching hardback !

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Horses for courses

Some members of the J2 community seem quite adept at seeking and gaining media attention.

In many cases the CoC seem powerless to stop this attention seeking behaviour. This curent example would have been met in some quarters with howls of derision had it been a (hardly discernable) member of the RAF Intelligence Branch. But here we are "giving it large" as they would say in Templer TDW, and not a word is said.
Perhaps it was really just another walt from MT or 49 Para? Perhaps this picture was actually really taken walking back from the EFI, or Pudsey TA Centre? When will this insatiable thirst for media attention ever end?