As a consequence of the Royal Navy launching the first plastic battleship a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence announced today that as another effort to reduce costs amongst the armed forces the RAF will have to resort to using paper aeroplanes in the future to bolster their squadrons.
'The Navy have prooved you can defend the country on a shoestring,so why not the RAF?' said the spokesman ' there are many advantages to be gained by using paper aeroplanes such as having no expensive construction costs,no fuel costs and you haven't even got the cost of employing a pilot to fly them'.
The spokesman went onto give the combat advantages of the paper aeroplane by adding 'We reckon these planes could avoid enemy radar quite easliy as theres no way one could be thrown high enough for it to be detected and the fact that it is made out of paper will make it totally safe from any heat seeking missile attack'.
The RAF are currently in the Lake District testing the first paper aeroplanes. Reports so far suggest that test flights have not been going to well with many issues being apparent right at the take off stage, ' to say it's been a disappointment would be putting mildly' explained test pilot and thrower flight lieutanent Charles Welland 'it took me three hours to climb to the top of Scafell Pike to launch these planes and I only managed to get one to fly about six foot before it plummeted to the bottom of the mountain'.
The none success so far of the paper airplane does not bode well for the MOD's next plan. The launch of the new hand gun for soldier's fighting in the army has already been met with scepticism as the gun literally is the soldiers hand pointing out in the usual two finger together gun shape. As the soldier points it at the enemy soldier he will then shout 'bang' as he pretends to fire it in the hope that the enemy will pretend to die.