Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Russian About

Make sure your aged Aunt Doris's teeth are firmly glued in on Thursday, as rumour has it one of these heavy lift Russky cargo carriers is due in to Chas 'n' Dave Margate International Airport. That should make the ming on the old mantelpiece rattle!

I suppose it would be fruitless to speculate on what kind of freight will be in its hold, given the recent queer deliveries at the airport. But I'm told it's coming in to 'pick up something big', and they're 'bringing their own crew in to move whatever it is, with Manston's staff not being allowed to touch it, so there is some degree of secrecy surrounding it.' It's also rumoured to be flying under CCCP markings.

Anyone got any clues what our former Soviet friends could want with something top secret from Thanet that weighs around 40 tonnes?

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15 comments:

Readit said...

Special Delivery of state of the art High Speed Ekranoplan to a local "leading" ferry operator

Richard Eastcliff said...

Hoho!

Anonymous said...

Bringing their own crew? Puts a bit of a damper on claims of job creation, I'd say.

Anonymous said...

Lord Simes most probably knows, but as usual will have been sworn to secrecy.

Anonymous said...

Ken's wallet being shipped to China in advance of another junket for Sandy and co?

Anonymous said...

Picking up 'printed papers' which normally means money. Aircraft is registered in Russia, and not many of these around, not because they're old, but because they're new and expensive :)

Anonymous said...

I was right then!

Anonymous said...

Richard samuels money box

Anonymous said...

what a load of Hamill

potatoehead64 said...

The Turner Centre perhaps?!

Anonymous said...

they are picking up Matt Clarkes fan mail from the past few years and shipping at back to NZ.

Anonymous said...

maybe the number of free Thanet newspapers has reached a critical level and they have to remove them before an avalanche wipes out Pegwell Bay

Anonymous said...

The bullsh*t wagon from TDC.

Anonymous said...

They're coming to collect Roger Latchford's ego... it requires a big payload.

T

Anonymous said...

all the carpets and windows from tdc cecil street offices that were replaced on a whim with no forward planning, and more to the point when there wasn't anything wrong with them. koncked down to a rouble or so to the amn in the fur hat