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Red Arrows

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Are you anywhere near one of the flight routes?
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    I hope someone nominates Tony Foulds to get an OBE.
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    I found the Missing Man formation very dramatic, and poignant.




    Anyone who didn't see the flypast can get it on iPlayer, etc., although I'm sure it will be repeated on news bulletins.




    It was a shame that Dan Walker, who was strategic in getting this off the ground, couldn't be there, but he is out climbing Kilimanjaro for Children in Need.

    I think that's a good enough excuse! :D
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    I found the Missing Man formation very dramatic, and poignant.




    Anyone who didn't see the flypast can get it on iPlayer, etc., although I'm sure it will be repeated on news bulletins.




    It was a shame that Dan Walker, who was strategic in getting this off the ground, couldn't be there, but he is out climbing Kilimanjaro for Children in Need.

    I think that's a good enough excuse! :D

    Lame excuse! see what work say next Monday when I use that excuse and tell them I should be back in on Tuesday!
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    I've followed this story on Breakfast for a while.

    Dan Walker had met Tony, just by chance, and was so impressed by his dedication to these unknown Americans that he contacted the American embassy. Ironically Dan Walker is way so missed this fly past.

    Pyxis, definitely someone deserving of an honour and not a piddling one.
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    I listened by accident, just trying to find something worthwhile on radio, as I was going to Ikea Sheffield. Too late to see any fly past, though.



    Amazing story and the few items, which were recovered, including a pair of goggles, belonging to a crew member, was more than enough to make you think. Just THINK!!!!


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    Have just found out that the Red Arrows will be doing a 10 minute display over Boston Harbour next Monday, as part of their North America tour.
    By coincidence, I shall be in Boston next week, so will do my best to catch the display - I’ve not managed to catch a display here for several years (except on TV :o )
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    Have just found out that the Red Arrows will be doing a 10 minute display over Boston Harbour next Monday, as part of their North America tour.
    By coincidence, I shall be in Boston next week, so will do my best to catch the display - I’ve not managed to catch a display here for several years (except on TV :o )

    It is good when that sort of stuff works out, I hope you enjoy it or enjoyed it :beer:
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    edited 27 August 2019 at 1:37PM
    In the end it was a bit disappointing, unfortunately.
    It was publicised on local news channels as being a 10 minute display, starting at 11am.
    It was 30 degrees by 10.30am (with humidity making it feel 5-6 degrees hotter) and quite a crowd had gathered at Long Wharf in high anticipation. The chap behind me had driven nearly two hours to see them.

    11 o’clock came and went, by 11.15-11.20 a number of people started to give up and leave. We were still watching planes taking off and landing at Logan Airport, just across the harbor - we knew they’d have to stop these before the Red Arrows arrived so plainly nothing would be happening imminently.
    Eventually, after standing out in the blazing sun for more than an hour, they arrived - 11 planes, flew past in the V formation with the coloured smoke on. Lots of whooping and cheering from the crowd. They circled around and flew back past in the opposite direction, then repeated this once more before peeling away, one by one and landing at Logan. And that was it.

    It was nice to see the flypast but, if I’m honest, not worth waiting for so long in the heat and blazing sun.
    (Luckily I was headed out to the Boston Harbor Islands by ferry about an hour later to escape the heat and humidity in the city, so had to be at Long Wharf anyway.)
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