The Royal Air Force will be on high alert from now until the 25th December in order to track an 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 early on the morning of the 25th, 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.

Ministry of Defence spokesman C. 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.

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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Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago

Nope he is cancelled due to an artic variant of COVID emerging😀

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago

Haha. I’m looking at the title thinking how far is the artic. How many refuelling would it take to get typhoon there and back. Maybe stop in Iceland or northern Norway. The p-8 should be good to patrol.
Open it up and i knew as soon as it said from now until the 25th December that it’s Santa.
Hope they put an asraam up his ***** lol

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago

Bravo George.

Shaun
Shaun
1 month ago

😀

David Steeper
David Steeper
1 month ago

😁

Aethelstanthecurious
Aethelstanthecurious
1 month ago

Are you sure the flights don’t originate in the Amazon?

fred simpson
fred simpson
1 month ago

amazon website that should be lol

FieldLander
FieldLander
1 month ago

Yawn.

Wollaston
Wollaston
1 month ago

So glad the RAF are keeping us safe.

John Hartley
John Hartley
1 month ago

I think the EU is demanding extra border checks. That is why this is a month early, to get the paperwork done in time.

Phylyp
Phylyp
1 month ago

Nicely done, it nearly made me check if it was April 1st until I stopped myself 😊

(Of course, when I read only the headline before clicking through, I thought the Russian were up to their antics again)

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Phylyp

Santa had better have a working transponder or there’s going to be a lot of ‘Meteor’ burnt toys scattered about the place…..

Phylyp
Phylyp
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

Isn’t that why Rudolph is there with his glowing red nose? 🙂

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

Don’t give Meteor much chance tbh, Santa must have a time turner.

Steve Salt
Steve Salt
1 month ago

Bah ! Humbug !

Damo
Damo
1 month ago

And slap bang in the middle of the article is an advert for a Grinch hoodie lol

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

Lol. I read this and thought oh no what are the Russians doing ha ha got me!

Mark B
Mark B
1 month ago

Make sure the pilot has been triple jabbed. Elf and safety😀

Something Different
Something Different
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark B

I see what you did there 😂

Something Different
Something Different
1 month ago

Every year this intruder seems to come from the north and yet nothing seems to be done apart from an escort. This invasion has got to stop! Who knows what their real intentions are, we need strongly secured borders and airspace. I thought this country was world leading in ASW (Anti Santa Warfare)?

geoff
geoff
1 month ago

Morning George from the Colony of Natal. It doesn’t seem like a year since the last incursion by the portly man in Red!😉

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Matt C
Matt C
1 month ago

“The Ministry of Defence previously used satellites with infrared sensors to track the aircraft last time this happened … at this point RAF aircraft began escorting the jet”

Bollocks, clearly an example of stealth cuts, why are we not taking this clear and present Arctic threat seriously, why back in 82, rhubarb rhubarb…

Kolawole Oyelaja
Kolawole Oyelaja
1 month ago

Heavily ladden cargo aircraft appearing in the Arctic with a festive pilot at the cockpit, and appearing during Christmas period every year? I say this is Santa Flight bringing in Xmas gifts. Hurray!!

Farouk
Farouk
1 month ago

I don’t what use the RAF could be here, allow me to explain, as a child I used to buy the comic ‘2000AD’ there was a story line called invasion where the Uk had been invaded (and occupied) by the Volgans (looked a lot like the Russians) A one man resistance movement led by a truck driver called Bill Savage organised for the Royal family to be flown out of the country by the latest iteration of Concorde , when the Russians Volgans spotted the aircraft they sent their own fighter aircraft up into the air and because the Concorde… Read more »

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Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
1 month ago

Early present heading for the QE now!

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Marius
Marius
1 month ago

👍😀

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
1 month ago

We can all sleep safely in our beds. Thanks Gp. Capt. Mandrake!

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

I hear that the North Pole has shut down all its toy factories and now subcontracts to China for worldwide toy supplies. ELF services are supporting the mental health of the now redundant toy factory workers and the impact on the north poles population. Santa was quoted to say “ it’s was felt that the most important thing was to get best value for the North Pole tax payers”. When asked for a quote Blitzen was hear to say “ shame all the tax payers ended up redundant And needing ELF services” another unnamed internal source close to Santa was… Read more »

laurence dawson
laurence dawson
1 month ago

Quite right, keep an eye on that guy……!!
As the yanks say ” in God we trust..all others we watch”. Even sqn ldr Claws..,

STEVIE
STEVIE
1 month ago

  :wpds_lol: Father Christmas is on the way special delivery COMING

DP
DP
1 month ago

Interesting. With a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Lottie
Lottie
1 month ago

This might not be as much of a joke or play on words as you think as my uncles have both been deployed somewhere in Antarctica/Arctic with several other family friends (in the RAF ) also and not expected home until at least the 29th Dec. We don’t know anything only it is classified.