Bob Ainsworth, the newbie defence secretary, had this to say about helicopters:
We are busting a gut to get more helicopters out there
They are not Ford Mondeos. They are operating in just about the worst environment in the world with dust, heat and height.
They break and they're breaking all the time. Some are fixed in theatre and some come back here.
I think Mandy maybe justified in having a word or two with Our Bob on how he expresses himself during interviews.
PS. Had Mondeo once. Never had a problem with it.