Apparently, there's a big display of military air power in the UK today. It's a 'celebration' of the RAF or something.
I don't like it.
These are the kind of events that happen in dictatorships, where people line the streets cheering and waving flags as processions of missiles move slowly along.
It stinks of jingoism and it's only a few weeks since the country 'celebrated' Armed Forces Day. What is going on with Britain?
It is the 100th Anniversary of the RAF. I think it is appropriate to commemorate it. It would be naive to think that we could do away with our armed forces, it is the duty of every government to protect its citizens. Without the RAF during WW2 we would have been invaded by Germany, my father was a radio operator in the RAF during the war and I am proud he played his part. Conventional aircraft are necessary, however the money we spend on Trident is obscene.