London SE1 community website

What was that.....

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Thursday 7 May 2009 11.04am
four jets and nine helicopters just flew over E&C - any ideas?
Thursday 7 May 2009 11.12am
Very odd. I'm in Webber Street - didn't see the jets, but 16 helicopters in four groups of four just flew over. Where did the rest go before they got to The Elephant!
Thursday 7 May 2009 11.17am
From the Royal Navy press release:

"On 7 May 2009 the Royal Navy will be celebrating the Centenary of Naval Aviation with a spectacular flypast over the UK's strike carrier, HMS Illustrious, in London.

"The Balbo formation of forty fixed wing and rotary wing Naval aircraft will be led by modern, state-of-the-art Merlin helicopters, followed by different variants of Sea King and Lynx helicopters, as well as Hawk and Jetstream aircraft passing directly over the carrier at midday."

Illustrious is moored at Greenwich.

Editor of the London SE1 website.
Subscribe to our SE1 Direct weekly newsletter.

To post a message, please log in or register..
February at a glance
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions