Monday, July 02, 2007

Thatcher flies in to Lincolnshire to mark Falklands Anniversary...

Margaret Thatcher was back in her native Lincolnshire at the weekend - but not to handbag the MP for the town where she grew up after he dumped the Tories and joined Gordon Brown's Labour Party.

Lady Thatcher was in the county for the first day of the RAF Waddington Air Show which helped mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War. At the time of the conflict, Waddington was home of the Avro Vulcan which flew the longest bombing sortie in history to crater the runway at RAF Port Stanley and deny its use to the Argentinians.

Good job Maggie didn't come for the second day of the show - it was cancelled on health and safety grounds following heavy overnight rain on Saturday.

Lincs Police say the cancellation was nothing to do with increased security following terrorist attempts over the weekend to bomb London and Glasgow.

I took this snap on Friday of aircraft spotters peering over the fence at RAF Waddington hoping to catch a glimpse of rehearsals for the air show...

1 comment:

Geoff Brooking said...

In the meantime David Cameron has just announced his new Shadow Cabinet as follows:

Cabinet Office and Policy Brief: Francis Maude
Chairman: Caroline Spelman
Chancellor: George Osborne
Chief Sec: Phil Hammond
Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin
Community Relations: Sayeeda Warsi
Culture: Jeremy Hunt
Defence: Liam Fox
DTI: Alan Duncan
DWP: Chris Grayling
Education: David Willetts and Michael Gove
Environment: Peter Ainsworth
Foreign Office: David Lidlington
Foreign Sec and Policy Brief: William Hague
Health: Andrew Lansley
Home Sec and Policy Brief: David Davis
Housing: Grant Shapps 
Justice: Nick Herbert
Leader of the House of Commons: Theresa May
Leader of the Lords: Lord Strathclyde
Local Government: Eric Pickles
Northern Ireland: Owen Paterson
Policy: Oliver Letwin
Scotland: David Mundell
Security: Dame Neville-Jones
Transport: Theresa Villiers
Wales: Cheryl Gillan