so we were actually then helping integrate
into defending the U.K. for once.
No threat occurred but you know, we were very ready
so we had Typhoons in Northolt
on very, very, very short notice to get airborne,
you know sat in the cockpit, literally
for key moments throughout the games
and or actually airborne through key moments
throughout the games so like the opening ceremony
and things of that nature.
And so the opening ceremony, I was either Typhoon airborne
at the time, so I was 20 miles north of London
at 20,000 feet and I had, on my radar, I had the Red Arrows.
It was 12 minutes past eight, so 20:12
and that's the point they were gonna go over
the Olympic stadium as part of the opening ceremony.
And seven years, no six years previously,
I'd been leading the Red Arrows doing the fly past
over London, over Trafalgar Square
when it got announced that we had won the Olympic bid
and then, you know, six years on to be
in a Typhoon, yeah, protecting London with the Red Arrows
on my radar was quite a circle which was nice.