Debunked – Air Chief Marshal, Sir Richard Knighton – “air superiority”

Shortly following his unreserved apology for discriminating against white men recently appointed Air Chief Marshal, Sir Richard Knighton gave a speech which appears to advocate direct conflict with Russia, promoting a new “forever” cold war in the expectation that we will pay for this dark future in blood and treasure.

In the present context are these the words of a rational man ?

https://www.forces.net/services/raf/raf-ready-fly-and-fight-russia-and-moscow-will-lose-head-raf-says

Upon Knighton’s appointment soon to be resigning Minister of Defence Ben Wallace said:

“I am delighted to congratulate Air Marshal Sir Richard Knighton on his promotion and appointment in June as Chief of the Air Staff. His previous roles have equipped him well to lead a modern, innovative and diverse Service. As the first ground branch officer to command his Service, his appointment marks a new milestone for the Royal Air Force.” source https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/

 

Diversity and inclusion nonsense aside, of the utmost concern is Knighton’s wrong headed opinion that Russia hasn’t achieved air superiority over Ukraine and his warning that…

“We are going to have to break into our integrated air and missile defences of our adversaries,” he said.

Sir Richard warned that the UK could face cruise missile and long-range missile attacks on “our air bases and our air forces” in the future, and that the UK should be prepared for “hybrid attacks on our logistics chains and our industrial base”.

“All of us are going to face those threats,” he added.

All of the above is of course easily avoided by abandoning the odious regime in Ukraine to its fate

rather than conducting an ill advised and risky ongoing campaign of escalation and provocation in our name.

As regards air superiority I pose the question. Is Knighton ill informed or intentionally deceptive ?

Ukraine no longer has an air force and little left in the way of air defences.

Graphic from Russian MOD

Watch: MPs unconvinced as military chief says UK would be ready to fight war with Russia.

Excerpts from an article in The Daily Telegraph.

RAF ‘ready to fly and fight’ against Russia despite budget cuts

Sir Richard Knighton says that the UK is prepared to take on adversaries even though Armed Forces face funding issues

Full article –  https://www.telegraph.co.uk

The Royal Air Force is ready to “fly and fight” against Russia, the force’s new head has said, despite concerns over cuts to the military.

In his first speech as Air Chief Marshal, Sir Richard Knighton told the Air Staff’s Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference that the UK was prepared to take on adversaries in the wake of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

He said: “What we need to communicate, so that our adversaries comprehend that we have credible capability, is that we’re ready to fly and fight and that they will lose.”

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Earlier this year, the United States warned that it no longer saw the UK as a top-level fighting force because of cuts made across the service.

Sir Richard made the comments while discussing the war in Ukraine, as he highlighted that neither side had managed to gain “air superiority”.

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“We are going to have to break into our integrated air and missile defences of our adversaries,” he said.

Sir Richard warned that the UK could face cruise missile and long-range missile attacks on “our air bases and our air forces” in the future, and that the UK should be prepared for “hybrid attacks on our logistics chains and our industrial base”.

“All of us are going to face those threats,” he added.

BEN WALLACE LIES CLAIMS UKRAINE DEALT RUSSIA A “HEAVY DEFEAT”

Iamtellingthetruth-commented

How can a man of honour keep lying ? How many times can a man of honour support death and destruction he does not agree with ? How long can a man of honour endure the dread of a command from Joe Biden “send your guys in FIRST”. A man of honour at sometime must say NO, NO and NO. I do not want to be involved with WW3.

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