You would love my old mates dads cottage in Wick, Scottish Highlands @gbb.My dialogue for the last few hours has been...
'Noooo, FFS, I missed it, I've never heard one'
Chatteris, probably 15 miles as the crow flies SE from Pboro...never heard a thing...gutted, absolutely gutted.
The wife was at work, she said it was so loud the ground shook, the trees wavered,the sound went right through you, the birds went mental, flying everywhere..you couldnt see a piece of clear sky, birds everywhere.
She had palpitations for 45 minutes. She had to give an injection to one of the kids..and couldnt, she was so shook up. Passed it to another member of staff.
One guy dropped his cutlery apparently and hugged his head in fright.
So so gutted.
Apparently contact was lost with an aircraft and Typhoons were scambled from Conningsby, permission given to exceed the sound barrier overland given the security implications. Contact was regainex while they were enroute.
Visited on leave for a weekend, it overlooks the sea & lies at the end of a valley.
You can here the Tornados & Jag's approaching low level through the valley on training missions & then...
they are above & over you then gone...
You can then watch for miles as they fly off over the islands in the distance, clearly in view.
As both of us were R.A.F we were kind of numb to the whole aircraft thing but this was just...