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
Captain P Wash
10 months ago

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

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
10 months ago
Reply to  Captain P Wash

Hope he’s not a super spreader.

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  Captain P Wash

I’ve been called worse !!!!

Tim
Tim
10 months ago

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.

Graham
Graham
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

Glad someone does

Chris
Chris
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

I enjoy it! Thanks George.

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

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris

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

Jon
Jon
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris

More coal imports, then.

Trevor W Hogg
Trevor W Hogg
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

Well thats Democracy for you

Stevo H
Stevo H
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

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

Stevo H
Stevo H
10 months ago
Reply to  Graham

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

geoff
geoff
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

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 πŸ™‚

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
10 months ago
Reply to  geoff

I’m hungry already with that little list!

geoff
geoff
10 months ago

We’ll make that two then Daniele πŸ™‚

Stevo H
Stevo H
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

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.

Miranda
Miranda
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

First time I have seen this its funny

Stevo H
Stevo H
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

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.

RobW
RobW
10 months ago

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
Daniele Mandelli
10 months ago

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

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

What….. You mean It’s not real ? :0

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
10 months ago
Reply to  George Allison

Ha! Great stuff. They’re fun.

Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
10 months ago

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

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  Gavin Gordon

What’s Covid ? !!!!!!

Last edited 10 months ago by Captain P Wash
Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
10 months ago
Reply to  Captain P Wash

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.
Cheers

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  Gavin Gordon

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
Steve Salt
10 months ago

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

David Flandry
David Flandry
10 months ago

Its harmless fun, lighten up folks.

Shaun
Shaun
10 months ago
Reply to  David Flandry

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
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  David Flandry

I think we all are lightened up though…..

Stevo H
Stevo H
10 months ago

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
Captain P Wash
10 months ago
Reply to  Stevo H

Lol….. It’s been on here for Years……

Andrew Payne
Andrew Payne
10 months ago

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

Scott
Scott
10 months ago

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. ???????✈?