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Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by eagle driver » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:33 am

The decision to cancel Frisian Flag was taken late yesterday , official announcement to follow shortly.
:grr:


That was one post I did not want to do.
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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by slogen51 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:34 am

Bummer

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by plmc135 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:35 am

NTM and RIAT no doubt to follow

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by slogen51 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:00 am

Double bummer

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by arch » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 am

And yeovilton as I predicted.
Have to put my flares back in the wardrobe

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by seven » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:31 am

arch wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 am
And yeovilton as I predicted.
Have to put my flares back in the wardrobe
Eh :S

Not cancelled yet..
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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Alf » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:45 am

Yeovilton show web site still selling tickets about 10 mins ago - and no mention of it being cancelled.... (yet)

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Dave Smith » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:55 am

Is the official statement published yet? If so where please.

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by fiann21 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:27 pm

Frisian Flag, the major air force exercise over the North Sea scheduled for the period 23 March - 3 April, will not take place. The Ministry of Defence made this decision on Thursday because of global developments around the coronavirus.

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by fiann21 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:42 pm

Exercise Frisian Flag cancelled
News bulletin | 12-03-2020 | 13:18

The Ministry of Defence has decided that the Exercise Frisian Flag at Leeuwarden Air Base will not take off. This exercise was scheduled from March 23 to April 3.

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Although the exercise would take place in Friesland, a lot of support would also be provided by units from other provinces, including North Brabant. Due to the restrictions and measures taken by the Ministry of Defence to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Netherlands and to ensure any seriousness (such as airspace surveillance), it is not possible to provide the necessary support for the exercise Deliver.

This large exercise would include units from different countries.

Helicopter training
In addition to the Frisian Flag exercise, it has also been decided not to allow the foreign part of helicopter training called Helicopter Weapon Instructors Course to continue for now. This section would take place in Germany. The part will be overtaken at a later date. When is not yet known.

Cold Response
The cold response international exercise in and near Norway has also stopped. Yesterday, the Norwegian armed forces announced that the exercise was being phased out. Today it became clear that the exercise will also stop for the Dutch participants such as Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt. Tomorrow the scenarios in which Dutch soldiers participate will end.

Defender 2020
The media day that was to take place for the large-scale Exercise Defender 2020 on 14 March has been cancelled.

COVID-19

The Ministry of Defence keeps a close eye on the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 and follows the opinion of the RIVM. Each exercise will be examined whether it can proceed, possibly with additional measures, or be cancelled.

it is in dutch https://www.defensie.nl/actueel/nieuws/ ... g-afgelast

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by arch » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 pm

Germany has been declared a level 3 country now

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Hurrican » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:56 pm

:( Omg!! Not good very sad.

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by KoenL » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:45 pm

Alas
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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Supra » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:52 pm

How dare you make light of this cats-ass-trophy? Although I couldn't help noticing it would've been better to have happened last year to tie-in with Covid 19 :whistle:
Clearly you're not one to shrivel in the doom & despondency Koen? ;)

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Davem245 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:31 am

For any any one who had booked an Easyjet flight to Amsterdam for Frisian flag, They have said from today 13/3 that you can change the flight dates & destination for free just pay the difference in the flight price.

From the BBC

"British budget airline EasyJet says it will let customers transfer their flights to another date or destination without a change fee, according to a Reuters report.

The airline says the changes apply to both new and existing bookings until further notice."

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by roughcutter » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:54 pm

I reckon since there won't be anywhere left to go this Summer, 2020 will see a lot of DIY(ing) going on, painted houses, garden centres, new kitchens/bathrooms etc. All the wives will be rubbing their hands now, glad I'm not married :whistle:

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:17 pm

A lot of gardening for me & of course drinking in the garden , drowning my sorrows!
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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by Supra » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:39 am

I pity those guys that just bought a new lens instead of a decent lawn-mower! In reality I suppose you're gonna have plenty of time to cut the grass with scissors anyway? :lol:

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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by paddyboy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:47 am

Supra: shhhhhhhhh :ninja:

You'll give SWMBO ideas with that scissors remark :Wow:
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Re: Frisian Flag Cancelled

Post by eagle driver » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:57 am

:)
roughcutter wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:54 pm
I reckon since there won't be anywhere left to go this Summer, 2020 will see a lot of DIY(ing) going on, painted houses, garden centres, new kitchens/bathrooms etc. All the wives will be rubbing their hands now, glad I'm not married :whistle:
Was out yesterday visiting Wickes for some paint to do the ceilings ,real shame really as I have spent most of the Winter months redecorating the apartment , I can see myself left with little to do.
I guess there is always the pub as long as it has not closed due to lack of customers.

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