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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6000 on: July 29, 2021, 08:33:22 am »

Driving past Pocklington driving club. Only there because of a detour due to a WWII bomb being found near a major road.

Heard about that on the radio Mossie. They've not said if it's one of ours or one of theirs though  :angel: Controlled explosion later today, 500lb should make a big bang  ;)

They now think it was one of ours, let loose by a Lancaster on a crash landing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-57953506

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-07-24/second-world-war-bomb-on-goole-housing-development-detonated

Cheers guys, I hadn't heard that. I'd assumed it was German due to the docks at Goole.

Similar to you guys, it's something that still hasn't quite gone away. Most have been found but I saw some bomb survey vehicles at a building site a few weeks ago, they're around whenever there's major works.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6001 on: July 29, 2021, 09:39:54 am »

Driving past Pocklington driving club. Only there because of a detour due to a WWII bomb being found near a major road.

Heard about that on the radio Mossie. They've not said if it's one of ours or one of theirs though  :angel: Controlled explosion later today, 500lb should make a big bang  ;)

They now think it was one of ours, let loose by a Lancaster on a crash landing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-57953506

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-07-24/second-world-war-bomb-on-goole-housing-development-detonated

Cheers guys, I hadn't heard that. I'd assumed it was German due to the docks at Goole.

Similar to you guys, it's something that still hasn't quite gone away. Most have been found but I saw some bomb survey vehicles at a building site a few weeks ago, they're around whenever there's major works.

I think we tend to forget just how much ordinance was flung around Europe during the World Wars (artillery in France more so during the earlier unpleasantness), how much of it didn't detonate, and what's waiting to be "rediscovered".
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6002 on: July 29, 2021, 12:26:10 pm »

Driving past Pocklington driving club. Only there because of a detour due to a WWII bomb being found near a major road.

Heard about that on the radio Mossie. They've not said if it's one of ours or one of theirs though  :angel: Controlled explosion later today, 500lb should make a big bang  ;)

They now think it was one of ours, let loose by a Lancaster on a crash landing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-57953506

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-07-24/second-world-war-bomb-on-goole-housing-development-detonated

Cheers guys, I hadn't heard that. I'd assumed it was German due to the docks at Goole.

Similar to you guys, it's something that still hasn't quite gone away. Most have been found but I saw some bomb survey vehicles at a building site a few weeks ago, they're around whenever there's major works.

I think we tend to forget just how much ordinance was flung around Europe during the World Wars (artillery in France more so during the earlier unpleasantness), how much of it didn't detonate, and what's waiting to be "rediscovered".

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6003 on: July 30, 2021, 05:37:05 am »

I think we tend to forget just how much ordinance was flung around Europe during the World Wars (artillery in France more so during the earlier unpleasantness), how much of it didn't detonate, and what's waiting to be "rediscovered".

The amount of WWI unexploded ordinance dug up every year in Belgium and France is still staggering, especially during the ploughing season. I won't go into why there were so many duds, especially in 1915, early 16, but lets just say it was similar to the on-going PEP issues here in the UK, especially at the start of the Pandemic  :angel:.

We still get 2 or 3 unexploded bombs here in London every year, the real problems occur when we get unexploded land mines though. Bomb Disposal don't like those at all. As a kid we quite often got chased off "playing fields" by the local police because a bomb had been discovered on a building site.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6004 on: August 03, 2021, 02:39:30 am »
A Hawk went overhead, pretty high and could just make it out.

Checked up on flightradar, it didn't show but there were several Hawks in the area including a Red Arrow.  Added to that there are several Cobham Falcon 20s, several Typhoons, several F-15s and two KC-135s over the North Sea.  One of the Hawks had the calllsign AGRSOR63 so I guess there's a  exercise going on.

The two KC-135s have the Calllsign LAGR44 & 45 so someone's having a laugh!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6005 on: August 03, 2021, 03:03:21 am »
A Hawk went overhead, pretty high and could just make it out.

Checked up on flightradar, it didn't show but there were several Hawks in the area including a Red Arrow.  Added to that there are several Cobham Falcon 20s, several Typhoons, several F-15s and two KC-135s over the North Sea.  One of the Hawks had the calllsign AGRSOR63 so I guess there's a  exercise going on.

The two KC-135s have the Calllsign LAGR44 & 45 so someone's having a laugh!

The MOD publish some details of military exercises online. This week around the Scottish coast is Exercise Typhoon Warrior 21, in Anglian skies is Exercise Grey Eagle.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/military-low-flying-mod-sponsored-air-exercises

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6006 on: August 20, 2021, 09:29:40 am »
i was at my cousin's wedding today, and perfectly timed, the moment she walked out city hall, a couple of F-16's made a low flyby  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6007 on: August 20, 2021, 12:53:20 pm »

I think we tend to forget just how much ordinance was flung around Europe during the World Wars (artillery in France more so during the earlier unpleasantness), how much of it didn't detonate, and what's waiting to be "rediscovered".

The amount of WWI unexploded ordinance dug up every year in Belgium and France is still staggering, especially during the ploughing season. I won't go into why there were so many duds, especially in 1915, early 16, but lets just say it was similar to the on-going PEP issues here in the UK, especially at the start of the Pandemic  :angel:.

We still get 2 or 3 unexploded bombs here in London every year, the real problems occur when we get unexploded land mines though. Bomb Disposal don't like those at all. As a kid we quite often got chased off "playing fields" by the local police because a bomb had been discovered on a building site.

Shells from the US Civil War are occasionally dug up that are still sealed and the filling
isn't degraded and still explosive.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6008 on: August 20, 2021, 01:01:47 pm »
I didn't see them but a couple of Chinooks flew by the house the other day while I
was out doing the grocery shopping, I do all the cooking and the shopping as Gail
is not too fond of cooking and hates shopping.
Evidently our heeler Hazel wasn't too enamored of them, Gail didn't know what they
were and asked me, "What's the helicopter that looks like a 'Flying Pickle' with the
rotors at each end?"
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6009 on: August 20, 2021, 09:23:15 pm »

I think we tend to forget just how much ordinance was flung around Europe during the World Wars (artillery in France more so during the earlier unpleasantness), how much of it didn't detonate, and what's waiting to be "rediscovered".

The amount of WWI unexploded ordinance dug up every year in Belgium and France is still staggering, especially during the ploughing season. I won't go into why there were so many duds, especially in 1915, early 16, but lets just say it was similar to the on-going PEP issues here in the UK, especially at the start of the Pandemic  :angel:.

We still get 2 or 3 unexploded bombs here in London every year, the real problems occur when we get unexploded land mines though. Bomb Disposal don't like those at all. As a kid we quite often got chased off "playing fields" by the local police because a bomb had been discovered on a building site.

Shells from the US Civil War are occasionally dug up that are still sealed and the filling
isn't degraded and still explosive.

There was a Japanese torpedo dredged up out of Pearl Harbor quite a few years ago now. History groups wanted to save it but the Navy said no way and took it out to deep water and blew it up. Hate to lose a piece of history but way better than someone getting killed.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6010 on: August 21, 2021, 04:16:36 am »
Upon waking yesterday I  looked out the bedroom window (West facing) and thought "the sky is an odd colour".
Looking to the East I saw this.
20210820_065309 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
That's the rising sun illuminating the low cloud base from below.

By the time I got my act together and got out with the mutley hound the sky had returned to a sensible colour.  But I did get a rainbow.
20210820_071226 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6011 on: August 21, 2021, 05:36:36 am »

Shells from the US Civil War are occasionally dug up that are still sealed and the filling
isn't degraded and still explosive.

Probably far safer from bomb deposals point of view than if they'd started to degrade.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6012 on: August 25, 2021, 09:39:58 am »
Quite a busy day, today.  This morning  a brace of Hawks, heading East. Lunchtime, two pairs of Typhoons, heading West  and in mid afternoon whilst I was out gardening......... a BLACK HELICOPTER  (with a yellow top).   It hovered over the grounds of the houses/flats of which Chateau Rheged is part for a couple of minutes then flew off towards Shawbury.     Am I under surveillance once more?  Was I potting on the lavender in a subversive fashion? Are the roses  suffering from bourgeois revisionism as well as greenfly?    Or was the pilot lost, and frantically studying his maps before returning to base for tea and sticky buns? 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6013 on: August 25, 2021, 09:43:04 am »
Quite a busy day, today.  This morning  a brace of Hawks, heading East. Lunchtime, two pairs of Typhoons, heading West  and in mid afternoon whilst I was out gardening......... a BLACK HELICOPTER  (with a yellow top).   It hovered over the grounds of the houses/flats of which Chateau Rheged is part for a couple of minutes then flew off towards Shawbury.     Am I under surveillance once more?  Was I potting on the lavender in a subversive fashion? Are the roses  suffering from bourgeois revisionism as well as greenfly?    Or was the pilot lost, and frantically studying his maps before returning to base for tea and sticky buns?

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #6014 on: August 25, 2021, 11:22:44 am »
The black helicopter with yellow top is an RAF helicopter trainer --- I've got one of my Bell Griffin builds going in that scheme.
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