RAF Airbus Has Just Crossed Sinai


This morning on the Today Programme Patrick McLoughlin denied that RAF transport would be used to evacuate baggage from Sharm El Sheik. This is despite UK citizens being flown out on “sealed planes” with no baggage in the hold.  By coincidence an RAF Airbus has just exited Egyptian airspace* after crossing the Sinai at 40,000 feet beyond the range of shoulder launched anti-aircraft missiles…

*Guido waited until RRR2311 exited Egyptian airspace before reporting.

UPDATE: We’re told it is a fuel tanker.

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