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Friday Briefing

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18 responses to Friday Briefing

  1. Yay! Friday Briefing time! Thanks, Rob.

  2. Always look forward to these, Rob….and a convertible (Tornado?) – how unique! 🙂

  3. Thanks for these, Rob. I wonder what they were celebrating in picture 10?

  4. This is top of my week end things to do list, thanks again Rob

  5. Wonder about photo #20…seems too good to be true

  6. Got to be an interesting story behind the convertible Tornado!

  7. Not bad …no T and A, Diffidently, a more cerebral approach to the military,war and history. Which begs the question why no…

    • In the past I’ve posted photos of German ‘Rhinemaidens’ in their pt exercise gear – basically shorts and a thin top – which interestingly we view today in the t+a vein, but which at the time were in fact Nazi propaganda photos of very fit ‘master race’ young women. George Willians recently posted similar images of Chinese women soldiers. I think it may say more about us and our present culture that we overlook the base political message in favour of something more immediately gratifying, but then that’s how the masses have always been hoodwinked.

    • True George, the photos are propaganda…but, I have met women who will say things like “My face is up here.” and the male of the species seems to have a radar that automatically locks on specific geographic locations at times. Which doesn’t involve the use of the brain. Its all good and in good fun.

  8. Another Mariner this week! I like the work sheds over the engines. The topless Tornado is on everyone’s mind I think. I would like to see Petra in Jordan, but judging from the Soviet helicopter I’m guessing #33 is Bemiyan in Afghanistan. Lots of similar cliff carving all over the world, it must be pretty impressive to see in real life! (Especially considering how old they are and what the people at the time were working with. Definitely not some weekend projects!)

  9. This is great selection. Stripped Tornado cockpit is one of the best ones. 🙂

  10. This is an amazing collection of photos. Very inspirational. The convertible Tornado “situation” has also happened in several variations and plane types at other Air Forces too…..
    All the best!

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