Typhoon aircraft will fly from RAF Lossiemouth this evening to begin escorting an unidentified cargo aircraft.

The route is understood to take them over every village and town in the United Kingdom. It is expected the aircraft will enter our airspace not a moment before midnight.

The National Air Traffic Service have reportedly only given the aircraft clearance to fly over the homes of good girls and boys

According to a the MoD, the RAF also plan to deploy Voyager tankers in order to refuel the inbound aircraft.

Voyager, the RAF designation for the Airbus A330 MRTT, began air-to-air refuelling flights and made its first operational tanker flight in May 2013. The UK operates a total of 14 Voyager aircraft, 5 of which are leased for commercial purposes when not required.

In addition to fuel, the Voyager aircraft is also expected to transfer over some biscuits and a large quantity of Brandy on behalf of the British people.

This comes not long after the Royal Air Force was placed on high alert in the coming days in order to intercept and track flights from the Arctic region.

An MoD spokesman 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.”

The Ministry of Defence used satellites with infra-red sensors to track the aircraft last time this happened, it is understood that the heat from an animals red nose was clearly visible.

Merry Christmas from all here at the UK Defence Journal.

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BB85
BB85
1 year ago

I hope he visits the UK before heading the Spain. He mightn’t make it out.

andy reeves
andy reeves
1 year ago
Reply to  BB85

well its not a secret mission now is it?especially as its splashed on this site ffs

The riddler
The riddler
1 year ago

Almost as hilarious as the previous 50 articles

Cam Hunter
Cam Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  George Allison

Merry Xmas mate.?

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago
Reply to  George Allison

Just Ignore Us George, We’re all a bunch of Killjoys.

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago

I’ve just called the Ambulance

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Not as hilarious as the previous 50 articles ?

Ivan Kalot
Ivan Kalot
1 year ago

I don’t get It.

Ivan Kalot
Ivan Kalot
1 year ago

I don’t get it.

Alex T
Alex T
1 year ago
Reply to  Ivan Kalot

A large glass of Sherry might bring illumination.

Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor
1 year ago

Fox two away………

Peter Bezemer
Peter Bezemer
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Taylor

“splash, target destroyed”
oh deer…

Nick Bowman
Nick Bowman
1 year ago

We must have hypersonic Typhoons now, then…

HoeHoeHoe
1 year ago

The worst, most predictable, pointless and boring post this site does….EVERY YEAR. *facepalm*
Please stop.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  George Allison

Good!!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 year ago

Quite surprised Santa does not have stealth technology with a RAM covered Sleigh and heat surpressers on the Reindeers nostrils! He can be tracked far too easily.

Cam Hunter
Cam Hunter
1 year ago

He must have extreme stealth! No ones ever seen him or ever will see him!

Spynthesky
Spynthesky
1 year ago

Writing stories gets rather easy this time of year, well I say writing when I just mean copying and paste really.

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 year ago

Can we all keep our fingers crossed that Santa does not get grounded by a prat with a drone ( or even a drone related delusion) as my children would be devastated.

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Don’t worry Jonothan, We have the best Air Defences In the World. We’re more than a match for a Tiny Weeny lickle “made in China” Toy . Hell Yes, We’re a Fortress Nation thanks to our Glorious Governments of the past couple of Decades. Yup, Totally Safe from such threats, Oh and don’t you Worry about them Pesky Russians with their 5000 Nuclear Missiles. ( do I sound Sarcastic, at all ? )

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
1 year ago

Merry Christmas to George and the team, and all contributors here on UKDJ.
Let’s hope Santa drops a few quid in the defence budget tomorrow!

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Yes, Seconded. I love this Site, It’s like a second home. Merry Christmas and a really happy new year to everyone.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 year ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Seconded Nigel.

With one dishonorable exception who can jump in the bloody canal.

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago

Heck, I really can’t Imagine who you could possibly be referring too Mrs Mandelli !!!! (It Is Mrs Isn’t It ? )

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 year ago

NO!!! It’s not…. lol

captain P Wash.
captain P Wash.
1 year ago

Ha… Lol

Helions
Helions
1 year ago

Happy Christmas and Season’s Greetings to our board members! I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a productive New Year.

Cheers!

Helions

Dave Dunlop
Dave Dunlop
1 year ago

To all. Our “slightly worn” CF 18’s also have a secret mission tonight escorting the same UFO all across this large country of ours through 4 time zones!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the UKDJ family from Canada!!!!

Alex Rollin
Alex Rollin
1 year ago

R3DN053 Enroute…

Clo
Clo
1 year ago

It’s not Santa, it’s George V. We all know who really hands out the gifts in the commonwealth!

Frank62
Frank62
1 year ago

Oh no they don’t.

clive
clive
1 year ago

Amazed at some of the miserable bastards posting comments here! Cheer up ya pricks.