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22 Feb 07. “The maximum manning requirement has decreased in line with restructuring across all three Services to meet the demands of current and future Operations.” (MoD Press Release 029 of 22 Feb 07.) Copyright © 2007 Defence Research & Analysis (DR&A)

Feb 07. The new Electrostar train started to pull out of London’s Victoria station on dark evening recently and after a couple of metres, shuddered to a halt in a flicker of its lights. After a brief pause, the driver tried again. And tried for a third time. Then, over the speaker system, he apologised. “Sorry about that ladies and gentlemen. I’m going to turn everything off and try to re-boot the system, so the lights will go right out.” They did. And out of the gloom a voice said: “Gosh, I didn’t know Microsoft made trains too.” (Source: Transport News Brief)

Feb 07.)”Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” – USAF Ammo Troop(Source: Mike Gormley)

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