Premier League Pilots!

3 Pl off to catch bad guys in Armagh, 1980I few seconds after I took this picture, I legged it round to the left to the "one o'clock position," jumped on and off we went for another three day patrol. It was another in a long series of uneventful patrols. Whilst we generally welcomed different things happening, and "incidents," to keep us on our toes, it has to be said that the big eventful patrols tend to be the ones you might not come back from and we wouldn't want that, would be? Anyway, after 3 days of crawling, lurking and generally acting in a suspicious manner around the wet boggy hedgerows of Armagh we'd hear the welcome sound of the chopper to take us back to a hot shower, brew and decent food. 

We thought our pilots were bloody good in the main, professional and dependable, they rarely let us down. These guys though, well; I've never ever seen anything like this.........

from the BBC's Human Planet, (and possibly the only programme to justify the licence fee).......