SW - I have found out what was causing the trouble. My AF updater was broken. It was telling me that I had the most up to date version when actually I was running v1.0.6 instead of v1.0.13.
Once I noticed that, I reinstalled and updated correctly and now skunkworks is running okay.
I have carried out the Ayes fix and that is working correctly!
Sorry to be such a doofus, I should have checked version numbers and not trusted the dumb installer!
For next question if you are still with me! When I chose a squadron and commit, the frag is generated but all the missions I chose have all my wingmen as “unassigned”. Have I done something wrong again?
You can use me as the willing test lab rat to see just how your users can buffoon the simplest things