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indiajuliet
Post subject: Duchy of Cornwall AUPosted: December 16th, 2012, 8:38 pm
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So, as a Cornishman I have decided to come up with a Cornish AU, based on Cornwall becoming independent from the UK, shortly after Scotland (with a referendum in 2014). I recognise that there may be economic issues, but as Cornwall already receives a lot of EU money for development, it could be feasible. I will in due course start a thread in the AU forum when I have some SB-scale drawings and a bit more of the background written.

Here is the Air Corps of the newly formed Cornish Defence Force, with bases at the ex- RAF St Mawgan and RNAS Culdrose, but part of Culdrose would still be leased to the Royal Navy due to the large rotary wing presence and ideal location, combined with providing an income for Cornwall. I've drawn up an inventory (which I've tried to keep realistic) below, with all aircraft drawn FD scale.

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8x Eurocopter EC145 for SAR, EMS, law enforcement and utility/transport:
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1x Piaggio P.180 for VIP transport within Europe
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2x EADS CASA CN-235 for maritime patrol, SAR and medium transport (when modular MPA equipment removed, if required). This provides fixed wing SAR coverage for a new SAR area with responsibility given from the UK to Cornwall
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4x EMB 314 for air defence (and training for ground attack)
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3x DHC-6-300 for transport and providing an air link to the Isles of Scilly
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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 17th, 2012, 12:06 am
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Very nice work as always!

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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 17th, 2012, 9:30 am
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Nicely done. I see this Air Force is somewhat Irish-sized (and organized). :)

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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 17th, 2012, 10:22 am
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Wait till you see my Republic of Ireland AU, LOL

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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 17th, 2012, 10:39 pm
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Trojan wrote:
Very nice work as always!
Thanks Trojan!
eswube wrote:
Nicely done. I see this Air Force is somewhat Irish-sized (and organized). :)
Thanks eswube, I did have a look at what the IAC flies, I thought it would be a good place to start to come up with something realistic, as well as other small European air forces.
nighthunter wrote:
Wait till you see my Republic of Ireland AU, LOL
Why is that? I look forward to seeing it though.

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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 18th, 2012, 7:18 pm
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One question on the 'Duchy of Cornwall'; as this is the fiefdom of the Prince of Wales, are you figuring him in as the ruler?

Also, with a population of just over half a million how do you propose to fund such a defence force?


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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 18th, 2012, 8:30 pm
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Cornish pasties, because they cannot be made anywhere else.

EDIT: And tin and possibly lead/arsenic.


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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 24th, 2012, 12:19 am
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Portsmouth Bill wrote:
One question on the 'Duchy of Cornwall'; as this is the fiefdom of the Prince of Wales, are you figuring him in as the ruler?

Also, with a population of just over half a million how do you propose to fund such a defence force?
Yes, the Duke of Cornwall would be Head of State of the Duchy of Cornwall whilst also being Prince of Wales and heir to the throne in the UK and the Commonwealth Realms. He would have similar powers and role as the Queen in the UK, in mainly a ceremonial role with government carried out by the Cornish Assembly.

Initially, clearly Cornwall could not afford such a force. However, I would expect the EU to provide some financial support, maybe with aircraft leased to begin with. The UK may also give some support with the transition of airspace and territorial waters to Cornwall, with the Royal Navy also paying to keep RNAS Culdrose open for them to continue to use.

Just for comparison, according to wiki:
Malta - pop: 453,000 and 13 aircraft
Montenegro - pop: 625,000 and 23 active aircraft
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Cornish pasties, because they cannot be made anywhere else.

EDIT: And tin and possibly lead/arsenic.
Definitely Cornish pasties. That's all they'll need, the whole world will be buying them by the container load ;)
Maybe some Cornish ice cream too - it is the best in the world after all.

I suppose they could reopen some of the tin mines, and increase capacity at the china clay pits. Fishing and farming would also be important exports as well as a large income from tourism. I won't go for the easy option and say they find oil... :)

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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 24th, 2012, 11:51 am
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Thanks for the info; having reconsidered the actual size of air wing it doesn't seem so far fetched as I first thought. Re Chuck Windsor...um? That could be interesting, he's certainly loaded, and a bit of tax dodger, so having him as your ruler might fit in; and your Duchy can join all the other tax havens, where the worlds rich are now hiding their money. ;)


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Post subject: Re: Cornish AU in FDPosted: December 27th, 2012, 11:49 pm
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nighthunter wrote:
Wait till you see my Republic of Ireland AU, LOL
Where is your Republic of Ireland Au? I already have one IAC F-16!

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