Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bits and pieces

We went to a Help for Heroes event on Sunday and all had an excellent time.

There was an airshow with Tornadoes, a Sea King, a Spifire, brilliant.

The Army had loads of tanks and assorted vehicles which they were quite happy for us to clamber in and out of, and even showed the boys how to operate some of electronic gizmos.

The police had a great display of vehicles and put on a cracking fake armed robbery with the dog team and firearms officers.

It was a great day out, and hopefully raised a lot of money. Everyone gave their time for free with one glaring exception who charged the organisers for the use of the disused airfield where it was held.

The Ministry of Defence. Simply staggering.

As the oil leak rumbles on we see American politicians fight to be a the front of the queue to hammer BP. If, as it would appear, that BP are culpable, then they must be held to account and pay. The same politicians would be mindful to remember a company called Union Carbide and what happened, and continues to happen in Bhopal twenty six years after the event. I hope BP do not follow Union Carbide's example in dealing with coorporate disaster.

Right, I'm off to pack my bestest sailing gear in preparation to race around the Isle of Wight. Nearly 1800 entries, should be quite a spectacle. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the J class yacht 'Velsheda'' racing, which is quite possibly the most beautiful object ever designed and built by man.


Brennig said...

With you all the way on these topics, you're almost in my head.

Gumpher said...

Great minds and all that

DJ Kirkby said...

We don't show our support for our service personel enough in this country! Good luck with the IOW race, you'll be next door to Chez Aspie :)