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I've just been watching the Trooping of the Colour on the BBC in eager anticipation of seeing one of the largest RAF flypasts for many years (90th anniversary). When what do I hear? "Sorry, we're not going to cover that live, you can see it this evening"!
What coverage do we get instead on the BBC website?
Shame we had to listen to the commentators droning on ... I would have preferred to listend to the Merlins droning instead. That said, I take my hat off to the GR4 fleet - a very impressive 'diamond-15' - but what was that straggler doing on the right hand side
That was a great show of our aircraft. Top work to all the boys and girls that worked today to make that happen, especially the ones who got 31 Tonkas serviceable at once, not to mention reserves, that must have taken some effort!!!
Horrified to get home and find that some prat had said 99 was at Wootton Lynestoke - who can that have been, I wonder.
Anyroadup, on behalf of said prat, humble apols to OC 99 and all his merry men and women. I know you're really at Cranditz, or somewhere.
What a perfect day for a flypast it was.....
and, yes, I too would far rather have been on the ground and not in the studio - but that was the way they had to do it. Also, the plan had been to do a trailer for it between 1230 and 1240, but apparently the planners hadn't realised there was going to be another programme going out that couldn't be interrupted.....