Are we under attack?

  Forum Editor 19:06 01 Apr 2008
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Some fighter aircraft - Typhoons I think - just went hammering over my house at fairly low level.

I assume it has something to do with the RAF anniversary, I saw the Red Arrows over the River Thames at lunchtime today.

  john bunyan 19:15 01 Apr 2008

FE. Celebrating 90 years of foundation of RAF.

  Forum Editor 19:25 01 Apr 2008

Thanks - I knew about the anniversary, I just didn't realise there would be fighter aircraft overhead at seven in the evening - maybe they were on their way back to RAF Northolt, which isn't too far from me.

  anskyber 19:26 01 Apr 2008

There is a time and a place for celebratory indulgence.

If we cannot do so after 90 years of some quite amazing achievements then I don't know when we can.

Walking in the Cumbrian fells can sometimes be a strange experience when you can actually look down on low flying aircraft.

  wiz-king 19:27 01 Apr 2008

If they start dropping bombs and firing rockets at you they are friendly .. just American!

  johndrew 19:36 01 Apr 2008

Just had nine fly over us. Probably going back to their Lincolnshire home.

  Monoux 20:10 01 Apr 2008

The Red arrows flew over my part of Suffolk today at 12:40, apparently attending some doooooo at Felixstowe

  avesnes1 21:48 01 Apr 2008

I stood on Waterloo Bridge(with a lot of other people) this lunchtime and at exactly 13:00, nine Red Arrows in a broad "V" formation with four Typhoon Eurofighters in a "diamond" tightly tucked in behind cruised over central London. They produced the red, white and blue smoke trails.

It was a wonderful display of controlled and understated mechanical power.

The crowd on the Bridge lingered, hoping for more but they were gone.

  Forum Editor 23:29 01 Apr 2008

and you get used to low-flying military aircraft.

It comes as a bit of a surprise on a quiet North London evening, however. Not that I'm complaining - they were quite a sight (and sound).

  rossgolf 23:56 01 Apr 2008

how come you lived on raf stations FE?
was it good?

  johndrew 15:11 02 Apr 2008

`Are we under attack?`

Two thoughts crossed my mind when I re-read this title:

1. Is it a good title from someone living in London?

2. Having `lived` with military aircraft is this a rhetorical question?

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