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Oh Dear! A letter in the Times of April 7th quotes an article in Professional Engineering magazine which describes various CVF design features. It explains how, in current ships, weapons for aircraft are manually retrieved by sailors but, in the new design, the transfer of weapons from the deep magazine almost up to the point of use is fully automated. “The system is based on the automated baggage handling system in Heathrow’s T5.”(See: BATTLESPACE UPDATE Vol.10 ISSUE 12, 28 Mar 2008, ANOTHER CAPITAL PROJECT DISASTER)

Describing a flypast, The Gloucester Citizen reported that “four fighter jets blazed through the sky accompanied by the RAF Innsworth band”. (Private Eye, 4 Apr 08.) (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0814, 07 Apr 08)

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