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Granny Power

I guess as long grannies have their own air forces, the grandkids will get to play with the helicopters. It’s The Queen who puts the “Royal” in Royal Air Force; though I’m not sure she actually pays for the aircraft. Anyway, I guess the price of the “Royal” brand is that if one of her grandkids wants to be a chopper-jockey, then the British tax payer should pick up the full tab for the heir to the throne’s training, regardless of whether he fulfills his entire contract. Most of Her Majesty’s subjects might find themselves having to guarantee before beginning their taxpayer-funded helicopter pilot training that they would put in at least six years on the job. Otherwise, the poor subject might find themselves being asked to repay part of the cost of their training. A deal is, after all, a deal. So, if someone agreed to spend six years flying military helicopters and then left after three; and it cost  £800,000 to train that person, then they would owe £400,000. Wrong. Not if the air force is “Royal” and your granny is the Queen, one of the richest women in world. I am sure if one of the Duke of Cambridge's RAF fitters decided to walk off the job before fulfilling his or her contract, the Ministry of Defence would take the same relaxed attitude to the repayment of training costs. To those who have, shall be given more. Your Taxes at Work. Rejoice.


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