RAF ON HIGH ALERT !!!!!

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  1. laird of Dunstan

    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    The Royal Air Force will reportedly be on high alert in the coming days in order to intercept and track flights from the Arctic region.

    The move has been prompted by an incident around a year ago in which Typhoon aircraft escorted a Lapland registered aircraft (flying from the Arctic region) over the UK’s major cities, the pilot of the craft was said to be under the influence of alcohol and very “festive”, this is especially dangerous due to the sheer volume of cargo the aircraft was carrying. This is expected to happen again.

    An MoD spokesman had this to say:

    “Interception is part of what the QRA force do. We have to identify and confirm who or what is flying through our airspace or approaching our airspace and since the craft appears at the same time each year, we have a fairly good idea who will be flying but we don’t take any chances.”

    The Ministry of Defence used satellites with infra-red sensors to track the aircraft last time this happened, it is understood that the heat from an animals red nose was clearly visible and it was at this point RAF aircraft began escorting the jet over British city, town and village,.
     
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  2. Jaws

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    And duly stolen !!!!
     
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  3. rangitira

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    Should have shot the Red whiskered old bastard down!:swear2:

    However!!!:whistle2:

    This flying "thingee Cargo carrier", has to present itself to every household in the world, and has a strict time limit!:notworthy2:

    I honestly don't think the R A F has anything, missile or otherwise that can catch it!:doh:
     
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  4. GWAYGWAY

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    HMRC want to have a word about unpaid duty on the cargo, It originates outside of the EEC and therefore they want the 20% on everything except books.
     
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  5. Big bus man

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    High alert....Think you mean Red Alert!
     
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  6. campa cola

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    Let's hope the RAF can find a Typhoon under the maximum structurally certified 3000 hrs to do the business......:xsurprised::Eeek:
     
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  7. Falcon 269

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    Brings back fond memories. :)

    Every Christmas Eve we used to create a 'Friendly' track way up north and then plot its progress southwards. All the other NATO air defence radar units used to join in the fun.

    The Xmas artwork drawn in coloured grease pencils on our mission totes was something to behold, too.

    Fun times. :)
     
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