RAF plane makes unapproved landing in Shannon.

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There's a wee row between Dublin and London this evening following the unapproved landing of an RAF plane at Shannon on December 29th last. The plane needed to refuel but didn't follow the proper procedures of seeking prior approval from the Irish government and providing assurances that "the aircraft was unarmed, carried no cargo of arms, ammunition or explosives and that it was not on an intelligence-gathering mission or a military exercise or operation".

Twenty-one other RAF flights landed in Ireland last year and did follow the correct procedures. Nevertheless, rules are rules and the British should be left in no doubt that if they do it again, the flight crew and their aircraft will be facing a prolonged stay as guests of the Irish nation.

RAF plane made unapproved Shannon landing
 


Henry94.

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Sounds like someone screwed up on their side and we made our point with sufficient seriousness.
 

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There's a wee row between Dublin and London this evening following the unapproved landing of an RAF plane at Shannon on December 29th last. The plane needed to refuel but didn't follow the proper procedures of seeking prior approval from the Irish government and providing assurances that "the aircraft was unarmed, carried no cargo of arms, ammunition or explosives and that it was not on an intelligence-gathering mission or a military exercise or operation".

Twenty-one other RAF flights landed in Ireland last year and did follow the correct procedures. Nevertheless, rules are rules and the British should be left in no doubt that if they do it again, the flight crew and their aircraft will be facing a prolonged stay as guests of the Irish nation.

RAF plane made unapproved Shannon landing


What is the big deal?
 

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There's a wee row between Dublin and London this evening following the unapproved landing of an RAF plane at Shannon on December 29th last. The plane needed to refuel but didn't follow the proper procedures of seeking prior approval from the Irish government and providing assurances that "the aircraft was unarmed, carried no cargo of arms, ammunition or explosives and that it was not on an intelligence-gathering mission or a military exercise or operation".

Twenty-one other RAF flights landed in Ireland last year and did follow the correct procedures. Nevertheless, rules are rules and the British should be left in no doubt that if they do it again, the flight crew and their aircraft will be facing a prolonged stay as guests of the Irish nation.

RAF plane made unapproved Shannon landing
FG didn't even try the SAS soldiers caught in the 70's.
A RAF flight crew won't be detained for a bureaucratic mistake neither should they be.
Though the government should protest.

However, there's likely irony and hypocrisy here as we supposedly rely on RAF aircraft to protect the East Coast from 911 type attacks.
 

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Sounds like someone screwed up on their side and we made our point with sufficient seriousness.
In a nutshell. Daly was right to raise it, Flanagan handled it was well as can be expected
 

Boy M5

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They were mighty lucky our Air Corp boys didn't just shoot them down.
That's Air Corps.

I thought anti air missiles were kept in Leinster, not Munster.
 

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Utterly shocking said Clare.
 

Boy M5

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I wonder if serial damager of Irish society and prestige Michael Hep C Noonan met them with wailing maidens like he did with Trump?
 
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Where were Clare and Mick when their country needed them?

Who needs missiles? :D
 

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lock hard!........miiind uurrrr jeeet suuur?
 

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rules are rules and the British should be left in no doubt that if they do it again, the flight crew and their aircraft will be facing a prolonged stay as guests of the Irish nation.

RAF plane made unapproved Shannon landing

Indeed. Furthermore, the Brits/RAF should be given a right dressing down for giving the slightly more attractive half of the Shaggable and Shaggy Partnership such a glorious opportunity for Dáil grandstanding.
 


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