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Falklands 25, BBC1

#1
Will anyone join me tonight in raising a glass to the memory of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who did not return from the Falklands campaign?
 
#3
Indeed today they deserve that additional time for contemplation and reflection.

I thought the BBC's coverage mediocre at best. Some of the commentators at times struggled with the ex rupert running down the RN drill as they marched on then gave a big up to the RM? Mind you he was right the RN were atrocious.

Dan Snow really shouldn't try and interview vets that have already stepped off. They only have one thing on their mind, getting finished and down the pub. Seemed a couple of them had no problem in telling him so.
 
#4
Good man! I bet the bars near the Mall will be busy tonight!
 
#5
Just watched the helicopter flypast overhead from my garden on way back to wherever (?Oxford area). Surprised the Chinook was still there.
 
#7
I enjoyed it. Good coverage by the BBC, although I agree they should not try to interview those that are marching.

Nice to see the feeds from the islands, and well done the young Kelpers, it seems thay are very appreciative of what they were given by those brave men 25 years ago.
 
#8
Pox_Dr said:
Just watched the helicopter flypast overhead from my garden on way back to wherever (?Oxford area). Surprised the Chinook was still there.
Funny enough Mrs geezer commented on that she said they won't let the Sea Harrier fly over London as it only has one engine but has no one told them about the Chinooks reliability?? :D

Every time I was on board it was un-nerving watching the load master with his face pressed firmly to the glass bubble window eyes glued to the gearbox..
 
#11
I missed the programme and flypast as I was out of the country. Just got home. Is there any streaming video of it ? Tried bbc, sky, utv, itv but no footage of the flypast. Is there a repeat or highlight on later ?

Any help or pointers would be appreciated. Many thanks
 
#12
Trotsky said:
Saw the flyover from the city of London, what were the a/c before the C130's? They looked like Learjets?

Trotsky
where they the Domini (sp?) trainer aircraft? There were 5 of them.
 
#13
geezer466 said:
Pox_Dr said:
Just watched the helicopter flypast overhead from my garden on way back to wherever (?Oxford area). Surprised the Chinook was still there.
Funny enough Mrs geezer commented on that she said they won't let the Sea Harrier fly over London as it only has one engine but has no one told them about the Chinooks reliability?? :D

Every time I was on board it was un-nerving watching the load master with his face pressed firmly to the glass bubble window eyes glued to the gearbox..
Doubt you'd see a Sea Harrier considering they are no longer in service with the RN,Being replaced by Ex-RAF Harrier GR7/9's in fleet service.All fully retired late last year I believe.The Dominies are used for Navigator/Air observer training,not fast jet Pilot training.

And I'll join you for a toast tonight,No doubt the are going to be a few sore heeds tomorrow.
 
#14
#15
Trotsky said:
No, I saw the Typhoons a few minutes later. these things were black and looked like executive jets of some kind.

Trotsky
Probably someone with a tan being rendered to some Human rights backwater.
 
#16
We are lucky enough to live right under the flightpath for any fly-pasts (about a mile or so in the direct line of The Mall) (No, not in Buck House!!). I suspect they use our block (big, white thing) as the marker to break away. We get some GREAT close-ups from the roof as they break away.
 
#17
Trotsky - the black aircraft you saw were indeed Dominie T1s. They're flown by 55 Squadron, which was one of two air-air refuelling units flying Victors in '82.

The BBC didn't really make the point that the participating aircraft were representing (as far as possible) the units that had been involved in the campaign.
 
#18
I can't remember seeing any Scouts or Wasps. Surely there must be some in historic flights etc?

Likewise a Bell UH1 would have been nice to represent the one captured and flown (by 656 Sqn?)

And what about some 109's since they were kindly donated.
 
#19
Pox_Dr said:
Just watched the helicopter flypast overhead from my garden on way back to wherever (?Oxford area). Surprised the Chinook was still there.
Had them fly over us too... I'm guessing Odiham, given their flightpath?!
 
#20
geezer466 said:
Funny enough Mrs geezer commented on that she said they won't let the Sea Harrier fly over London as it only has one engine but has no one told them about the Chinooks reliability?? :D
Sea Harrier's aren't allowed because they are single engined, eh?

What about the Hawks of the Red Arrows?
 

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