The Royal Air Force will be on high alert from now until the end of the month in order to track an ‘expected’ unregistered cargo flight from the Arctic region.

The aircraft is understood to have behavioural intelligence gathering capabilities of the type that is able to sort British citizens into a ‘list’, determining their behaviour over the last year.

The move has been prompted by an incident around a year ago in which Typhoon aircraft escorted a Lapland registered aircraft over the UK’s major cities, the pilot of the craft was said to be under the influence of alcohol and very “festive”, this is especially dangerous due to the sheer volume of cargo the aircraft was carrying.

MoD spokesman Cringle had this to say:

“Interception is part of what the QRA force do. We have to identify and confirm who or what is flying through our airspace or approaching our airspace and since the craft appears at the same time each year, we have a fairly good idea who will be flying but we don’t take any chances.”

This is expected to happen again towards the end of next month on the 24th through to the 25th.

Leaked imagery of a previous incident in which a Voyager tanker, equipped to supply brandy, was launched to intercept the red aircraft.

The Ministry of Defence previously used satellites with infrared sensors to track the aircraft last time this happened, it is understood that the heat from an animals red nose was clearly visible and it was at this point RAF aircraft began escorting the jet over every British city, town and village.

More on this as it develops, we expect more updates on the 25h of December.

Everyone could use a bit of festive cheer, we hope this article has given you some of that.

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Captain P Wash

Oh, Somebody call me an Ambulance !!!! lol

Daniele Mandelli

Hope he’s not a super spreader.

Captain P Wash

I’ve been called worse !!!!


Oh god, why do do we have to endure this ‘joke’ every year? It was a little bit funny a couple of years ago but now it’s painful.


Glad someone does


I enjoy it! Thanks George.

My guess is Tim and Graham are on the naughty list and they know it.

Captain P Wash

lol….. Well personally I got on that list years ago. !!!!!! but i’m back on here now……


More coal imports, then.

Trevor W Hogg

Well thats Democracy for you

Stevo H

Exactly mate but you don’t have to justify yourself to these cretins.

Stevo H

Remind me not to come round yours for Christmas, you sound a right laugh……. not.


Good Morning George! If the Pilot is anywhere near County Down on the morning of the 25th, I’ll organise hime an Ulster Fry with my cousin in Donaghadee-Tatie,Wheaten and Soda bread plus sausage,bacon two fried eggs and a wee dram of old Bushmills in a glass of warm milk 🙂

Daniele Mandelli

I’m hungry already with that little list!


We’ll make that two then Daniele 🙂

Stevo H

You keep writing it mate, before I showed it to my son but he’s just got too old so I’ll show my Grandson and neice.


First time I have seen this its funny

Stevo H

If you don’t like it, don’t read it or comment on it. Besides, it’s not meant for you at all, its done so you can show your children…. I bet you’re a bundle of laughs at Christmas.


I hope he is doing his rounds early this year, all those tests and quarantines in each country will take a while. Although fingers crossed he may be first in line for a vaccine given his age, 1749 apparently.

Daniele Mandelli

I recall a few years back someone did seem to actually fall for it!

Captain P Wash

What….. You mean It’s not real ? :0

Daniele Mandelli

Ha! Great stuff. They’re fun.

Gavin Gordon

Xmas is cancelled. If the Covid Masters get control of the QRA sorties, alongside everything else, that particular UFO is toast.

Captain P Wash

What’s Covid ? !!!!!!

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Gavin Gordon

I thought when you pinged on my email that I’d misspelt (not unknown as my eyes aren’t the best – which is why I’m off to the dentist today). Where’s the edit function? handy but new to me.

Captain P Wash

Ha, I’m the same without my glasses lol…. No the “what’s Covid” remark was just another example of my really poor Sarcastic humour, It often gets me in trouble on sites like this where Humour is seldom tolerated.

Steve Salt

But what about that turkey in the pilotless F14 over the north pole ???
Won`t somebody think of the turkey ?

David Flandry

Its harmless fun, lighten up folks.


Harmless fun, harmless fun you say when this damned foreigner keeps invading our air space and we have to escort him at tax payers expense!!!!!!!!
Oh alright I enjoy the joke each year and love the picture and the suggestion it is carrying brandy (now that would be a hangover and a half).

Captain P Wash

I think we all are lightened up though…..

Stevo H

I wonder how long it took people to read before the penny dropped?? An almost identical article was on here last year so I knew almost immediately.

Captain P Wash

Lol….. It’s been on here for Years……

Andrew Payne

One of the few light hearted bright spots in this depressing years


Thankyou I’ve just read this to my young son Kai n after seeing the photo aswell of Santa passing the aircraft its put a bit more magic n spark into his christmas, all the very best to you all, very much appreciated for this report n all you do for our UK safety, please all have a very merry Christmas n stay safe on Santa trip across the UK aerospace and in your duties. ???????✈?