Police convoy on the m42
I was driving home on Monday at about 3 o clock m42 south and coming the other way was a huge police convoy. Must have been 12 bikes at the front, lots of vans, two big pick ups with bars for ramming stuff out the way bolted to the front, 2 land rovers with satellite dishes on the back, and other cars and vehicles. All bombing up the fast lane with the lights flashing.
Never seen anything like it. Any idea what they would be moving or chasing? I thought some military stuff but surely the army would be in the convoy somewhere.Posted 4 years agosiwhiteSubscriber
Most likely to be a weapons convoy between Aldermaston and Faslane – quite regular runs. I’ll leave you to google in order to fill in the gaps…
You will have seen (but maybe not noticed) a big recovery wagon travelling a mile or two back, in case one of the ‘important’ vehicles breaks down. Not exactly the sort of cargo you can leave sitting on the hard shoulder…Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
was a huge police convoy. Must have been 12 bikes at the front, lots of vans, two big pick ups with bars for ramming stuff out the way bolted to the front, 2 land rovers with satellite dishes on the back, and other cars and vehicles. All bombing up the fast lane with the lights flashing.
The fireworks,food and drink along with Videos, with live streaming, heading for the Singletrack Moderators bonfire/Halloween night partys.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscribercaptainflashheart wrote:
Jamie – Member
+1 for nuclear warhead if going north….
Wouldn’t be tanking it if a nuke. Don’t they have to stick to 55mph or something?
Far more likely to be moved in a pretty plain, unobtrusive, unmarked white truck.
Nah – it’s a big black truck, with convoy.
They do lots of “drills” though so you can never tell if it’s for real or not.Posted 4 years agoMukeMember
The one I see regularly coming to and from Aldermaston is a Big Green lorry which is very, very clean, so much so it stands out like a sore thumb, normally followed by a white tranny van and a 4×4 with lots of roof aerials not far behind.
Edit : same as this but just a single lorry.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been in the nuclear convoy. It takes about 20 minutes to pass them all and the police make sure they have a clean run on hills and encourage folk to pass.
They do not go fast and the only flashing lights are on the bikes and cars blocking junctions.
All wagons are green. They have tow trucks, an ambulance and a fire tender following at the rear.
They were travelling during the day.Posted 4 years ago
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