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Tornadoes of the UK Kind

Speaking of Tornadoes, as I did in my last post, I’m sitting here today watching a Tornado fighter doing practice runs against a target down on Salisbury Plain. Not, I hope, Stonehenge.

Here, by the way, is on our new narrowboat “Harlequin” at Devizes Marina in Wiltshire. Yes, if you’re interested in some of our other travels in and around England, you might find interesting.

Anyhow, I find it a real treat here in England, to see some of the money spent by the UK Government belting around at 0.9 Mach and not much more than 1,000 feet.

Sandra informs me that Salisbury Plain is a major area for military operations in the UK, a fact that was also made clear a few days ago by the sound, from perhaps 20 miles away, of the heavy whump of artillery practice.

Another treat from a few days ago was the low-level (about 200-300 feet) flyover of two C-130 Hercules “playing tag” around the countryside.

Most of all, though, I find the howl from the Tornado engines simply stirs my blood. Can’t explain it, but I bet you know what I mean.

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