Pictures From France

A lock on the Canal de Berry in the village of Vaux
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The story about the French Air Base visit

Back in 2017 about this time of the year. Cutting hay for Michael. Stopped to change a blade on the mower. Heard jet coming over head. But very low. Used to army transports and fighter jets doing their top gun training. Not to unusual to see 2 fighter jets chasing each other head for a few minutes.

But when I looked seen a large 4 engine jet liner. Then seen the radar dome on the top. So that night when I got home did a google search about the AWACS to discover that some of the French based Jets were working of Avord airbase just out side Bourges so only about 60km away.

Found a facebook page for the airbase and stared to follow the page. So last March they put up a note for people to apply for tickets to go to the 90th anniversary of the airbase and 30 years of the AWACS been based there. Sent off a message and got a reply back how many tickets did I need.

Great to see every thing up close

Facebook page link

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The story about the French Air Base visit

Back in 2017 about this time of the year. Cutting hay for Michael. Stopped to change a blade on the mower. Heard jet coming over head. But very low. Used to army transports and fighter jets doing their top gun training. Not to unusual to see 2 fighter jets chasing each other head for a few minutes.

But when I looked seen a large 4 engine jet liner. Then seen the radar dome on the top. So that night when I got home did a google search about the AWACS to discover that some of the French based Jets were working of Avord airbase just out side Bourges so only about 60km away.

Found a facebook page for the airbase and stared to follow the page. So last March they put up a note for people to apply for tickets to go to the 90th anniversary of the airbase and 30 years of the AWACS been based there. Sent off a message and got a reply back how many tickets did I need.

Great to see every thing up close

Facebook page link

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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