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London Flypast Causes Brown-trouser Moment  
User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

There was a flypast over London today at 1500ft over Westminster Abbey in commemoration of Coastal Command from WW2. Apparently with the sound of loud low-flying aircraft unexpectedly (it was a RAF Nimrod and 2 Tornados) there were a few anxious looks from the public and office staff....  Wow!. I don't think it was publicised very well....hehe, wish I saw it.

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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

They were buzzing about all over Britain today going to/fro that do. Made me wonder what was going on.  Wow!

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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

4 Tornados flew over my house in formation once after doing a fly-by for the Royal Air Forces Memorial near me, it scared the life out of me but I still ran to the window, I can only imagine what that must of been like over London! I only found out about it today too, doesn't seem to of been publicised at all.


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
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Well i knew absolutely nothing about the flypast, shame as i would have loved to have seen it.

In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5361 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

you soon get used to it! My house overlooks the solway firth, and we get a tornado or two practicing low level flying every afternoon. Todays flight sounded closer than normal, missed it unfortunately!  Sad

That'll teach you
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

You're so right, it wasn't publicised very well - it wasn't publicised at all, 'Mayor' Livingstone, I presume!

Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2295 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

In the Lake District here and we get plenty of RAF low flying right over our town (The aircraft disappear out of view behind the hill the town is built on!). Even better is when you're going over Shap Fell on the M6 and a couple of Tornados go past in the valley BELOW you - know a few people who were all over the road when they saw that!

Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Heard somewhere it had something to do with the 60th anniversary of the breakout of the RAF men from Stalag Luft ??? (the basis for the film, the Great Escape).

Don't know if this is correct though.

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