Mike - it would have been about 06.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Didn't see the colour.
It wasn't a Hercules or an AN
-124 - not that big. It was more like the size of a Vanguard but I don't think there are of them left flying so it must be an Electra, I think, although I didn't know there were any of them left either!
- my "claim to fame" is I flew on BEA Vanguard G-APEC about a week before it crashed in Belgium due to it's pressure dome failing.