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  • 'SF' daubed on RAF helicopter

    Irish News
    By Valerie Robinson

    AN investigation has been launched into the discovery of the letters 'SF' daubed with clay on an RAF helicopter at the Baldonnel facility in Dublin.

    Similar graffiti was also discovered a fortnight ago at Casement Aerodrome in the Air Corps base.

    The RAF Puma helicopter had been on a training exercise in the Republic when the incident took place.

    It is believed that the letters refer to Sinn Fein - a source of intense embarassment for the state's Department of Defence and army chiefs.

    The commanding officer of the Air Corps, Brigadier Ralph James, ordered military police to investigate the matter and discover the identity of those responsible.

    It is understood that the authorities are concerned that similiar incidents could happen in the state in the run-up to the controversial planned visit in June to the Republic by US president George Bush.

    A three-man RAF helicopter crew had arrived in the Republic earlier this month to take part in exercises aimed at familiarising British pilots with Irish airspace and airports in the event of an emergency.

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  • #2
    Just when you think people can't be any thicker they go and prove you wrong

    ps wouldn't it have to be someone in the Air corps to be able to get to the heli in Casement:confused:
    Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

    Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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    • #3
      Great, now the Abbeyshrule crusties will get all excited that Casement is breachable!
      "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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      • #4
        Why do they still draw on the North, that will have implications ASAP when that heli got back to her home Base id say they all were not happy at that. Not exactly a nice experience!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by faughanballagh
            Great, now the Abbeyshrule crusties will get all excited that Casement is breachable!
            It was almost certainly AC personnel.

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            • #7
              Or civilian contractors cleared to work on the base
              "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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              • #8
                Would contractors have unaccompanied airside access?
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                With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                • #9
                  In baldonell...I wouldnt pass out in shock to be honest, besides how much time do you need to scribble SF in dust?
                  "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                  • #10
                    It was reported in the Examiner Yesterday that a member of the defence forces is to face disciplinary action for this "prank"


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      about time! They were quick to get him/her werent they?

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