posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 12:32 PM
It is such a shame that they are being withdrawn from service, it isnt a fitting tribute to abruptly decommision such a fantastic aircraft years
before its "due" service exit, and even then they could continue for much longer... some may say that the F-16 or some other aircraft can do the
Jaguars job better, i'd tell them where to shove it, theres no aircraft to truely match the Jaguar, no matter what the companys say. The Jaguar wasnt
even developed for that role in which it does so very well, it was built as a jet trainer, what does that say about the aircraft... it has served the
Royal Air Force well, so has its squadrons, and soon after all the Jaguars are gone and there squadrons, it leaves an empty station, RAF Coltishall,
which is again an unfitting end for a Battle of Britain station, when it could easily take Tornados, or Typhoons, or whatever.... and I know, I have
seen the station, and lived their for a week, The Defence staff, infact the entire government needs their heads pulled out their backsides...
As for the fact of the Jaguars going into storage, I would like to buy one, any one with contacts, please... at least they still use Jaguars at RAF
College Cranwell for Engineer Specialist Training...
[edit on 17-3-2005 by VoyagerNX23]