Greenwich wakes up to HMS Bulwark military helicopters - and does not react well

News Shopper: HMS Bulwark arrived in Greenwich yesterday HMS Bulwark arrived in Greenwich yesterday

Warship HMS Bulwark arrived in Greenwich yesterday - and a military rehearsal woke up hundreds of people this morning across the area.

The Royal Navy's flagship vessel, HMS Bulwark, has moored off Greenwich Pier in support of activities for the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.

Visitors will be able to take a tour on May 31 and June 1. Tickets to take the tours are already sold out.

But, ahead of the tour, an early morning rehearsal has been going on for tonight's air and sea capability demonstration, which takes place from 8.30pm to 8.45pm.

Neighbours generally did not react well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people likened it to a war film.

Others went for the sarcastic approach.

Blogger Deptford Dame had a more cynical explanation.

Others questioned why it was happening so early.

And Twitter user Angela Sinden just felt sorry for the pilot.

 

 

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10:07am Thu 29 May 14

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10:07am Thu 29 May 14

Thamesmeadneighbourhoodwatch says...

at least they got to the front of the dole queue that morning.
at least they got to the front of the dole queue that morning. Thamesmeadneighbourhoodwatch
  • Score: -11

10:26am Thu 29 May 14

Francis Sedgemore says...

What with all the current shenanigans in the political establishment, for a moment I thought we were in the midst of a military coup.
What with all the current shenanigans in the political establishment, for a moment I thought we were in the midst of a military coup. Francis Sedgemore
  • Score: -11

11:03am Thu 29 May 14

cookster says...

8:30 too early?

Get a job!
8:30 too early? Get a job! cookster
  • Score: -15

11:25am Thu 29 May 14

Marty1979 says...

8.30 to 8.45?

So some people had their sleep disturbed - but many others would have been at work
8.30 to 8.45? So some people had their sleep disturbed - but many others would have been at work Marty1979
  • Score: -8

11:36am Thu 29 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Really, you would of thought the residents of "The ROYAL Borough" would be used to the sound of the police hel~o 24/7.
Really, you would of thought the residents of "The ROYAL Borough" would be used to the sound of the police hel~o 24/7. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 55

1:52pm Thu 29 May 14

TomTom87 says...

I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?
I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here? TomTom87
  • Score: -29

2:00pm Thu 29 May 14

RealBR89 says...

To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention. RealBR89
  • Score: -15

2:12pm Thu 29 May 14

TomTom87 says...

Gypo Joe I think its time you woke up in the REAL world mate. You've got no idea what your talking about!

RealBR89 how are the council supposed to warn everyone? answer me that
Gypo Joe I think its time you woke up in the REAL world mate. You've got no idea what your talking about! RealBR89 how are the council supposed to warn everyone? answer me that TomTom87
  • Score: -14

3:50pm Thu 29 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

TomTom87 wrote:
Gypo Joe I think its time you woke up in the REAL world mate. You've got no idea what your talking about!

RealBR89 how are the council supposed to warn everyone? answer me that
I guess that means I'm off your Christmas card list then Tom.


I'm devastated.
[quote][p][bold]TomTom87[/bold] wrote: Gypo Joe I think its time you woke up in the REAL world mate. You've got no idea what your talking about! RealBR89 how are the council supposed to warn everyone? answer me that[/p][/quote]I guess that means I'm off your Christmas card list then Tom. I'm devastated. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 49

4:02pm Thu 29 May 14

the wall says...

TomTom87 wrote:
I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?
Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson!

http://www.newsshopp
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TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy!
[quote][p][bold]TomTom87[/bold] wrote: I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?[/p][/quote]Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson! http://www.newsshopp er.co.uk/news/112051 78.Cannabis_factory_ fire_tears_through_N ew_Cross_pub/?ref=ma c TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy! the wall
  • Score: -11

4:19pm Thu 29 May 14

TomTom87 says...

the wall wrote:
TomTom87 wrote:
I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?
Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson!

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er.co.uk/news/112051

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TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy!
See your fighting Gypsy Joe's battles again are we Wall! some things never change

And Sock Puppert? The Wall needs to go back to school.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TomTom87[/bold] wrote: I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?[/p][/quote]Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson! http://www.newsshopp er.co.uk/news/112051 78.Cannabis_factory_ fire_tears_through_N ew_Cross_pub/?ref=ma c TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy![/p][/quote]See your fighting Gypsy Joe's battles again are we Wall! some things never change And Sock Puppert? The Wall needs to go back to school. TomTom87
  • Score: -11

4:32pm Thu 29 May 14

the wall says...

TomTom87 wrote:
the wall wrote:
TomTom87 wrote:
I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?
Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson!

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TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy!
See your fighting Gypsy Joe's battles again are we Wall! some things never change

And Sock Puppert? The Wall needs to go back to school.
1) How am I fighting GJ battles, I posted before GJ you plank.

2) Puppert is a typo, look at the keyboard E and R are right next to each other.

3) "back to school", really? Coming from someone who thinks we are at war with Libya and Ukraine, and calls HMS Bulwark a boat. You also need to check your punctuation. Back to schools for you, you failing twunt.
[quote][p][bold]TomTom87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TomTom87[/bold] wrote: I just can't understand why they would do this?! clearly the boat (and helicopters) should be in action else where in places such as Libya and Ukraine? instead they are in Greenwich, where as far as I can recall, there hasn't been a war for a long time. If theres no war here then why is there a war ship here?[/p][/quote]Maybe it's here helping out Boris Johnson! http://www.newsshopp er.co.uk/news/112051 78.Cannabis_factory_ fire_tears_through_N ew_Cross_pub/?ref=ma c TomTom87 turns up and so does RealBR89. Sock puppert accounts Ahoy![/p][/quote]See your fighting Gypsy Joe's battles again are we Wall! some things never change And Sock Puppert? The Wall needs to go back to school.[/p][/quote]1) How am I fighting GJ battles, I posted before GJ you plank. 2) Puppert is a typo, look at the keyboard E and R are right next to each other. 3) "back to school", really? Coming from someone who thinks we are at war with Libya and Ukraine, and calls HMS Bulwark a boat. You also need to check your punctuation. Back to schools for you, you failing twunt. the wall
  • Score: -5

5:13pm Thu 29 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

You melt Tom.

Run along now before you get ripped a new one boi ?
You melt Tom. Run along now before you get ripped a new one boi ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 43

5:27pm Thu 29 May 14

TomTom87 says...

If you love the navy so much why don’t you join them then eh! Easy to be a keyboard sailor you try that at sea and see where it gets you
If you love the navy so much why don’t you join them then eh! Easy to be a keyboard sailor you try that at sea and see where it gets you TomTom87
  • Score: -15

11:31am Fri 30 May 14

RealBR89 says...

You're on your own here TomTom you melt bitten off more than you can chew here
You're on your own here TomTom you melt bitten off more than you can chew here RealBR89
  • Score: -7

12:13pm Fri 30 May 14

TomTom87 says...

RealBR89 wrote:
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
Listen my Grandad fought in the 2nd world war, and I'm immensely proud of him and all our other soldiers. They do a great job. I'm merely saying, that this warship is a noise nuisance.

And RealBR69.... do yourself a favour mate, going and pick on someone your own size you fat tub of lard
[quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.[/p][/quote]Listen my Grandad fought in the 2nd world war, and I'm immensely proud of him and all our other soldiers. They do a great job. I'm merely saying, that this warship is a noise nuisance. And RealBR69.... do yourself a favour mate, going and pick on someone your own size you fat tub of lard TomTom87
  • Score: -11

1:41pm Fri 30 May 14

reasonable75 says...

RealBR89 wrote:
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?
[quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.[/p][/quote]Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints? reasonable75
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Fri 30 May 14

RealBR89 says...

reasonable75 wrote:
RealBR89 wrote:
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?
"reasonable75 says...
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?"

Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA
AAAAAAAT

LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.[/p][/quote]Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?[/p][/quote]"reasonable75 says... Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?" Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA AAAAAAAT LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over. RealBR89
  • Score: -10

2:45pm Fri 30 May 14

the wall says...

RealBR89 wrote:
reasonable75 wrote:
RealBR89 wrote:
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?
"reasonable75 says...
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?"

Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA

AAAAAAAT

LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over.
Never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich ...... What! Are you deaf.

never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low .......Well you're seeing something new then.
[quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.[/p][/quote]Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?[/p][/quote]"reasonable75 says... Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?" Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA AAAAAAAT LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over.[/p][/quote]Never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich ...... What! Are you deaf. never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low .......Well you're seeing something new then. the wall
  • Score: -5

2:51pm Fri 30 May 14

the wall says...

Ron, your ship load of seamen has turned up.
Ron, your ship load of seamen has turned up. the wall
  • Score: -7

3:32pm Fri 30 May 14

Fromswanleynotagypo says...

cookster wrote:
8:30 too early?

Get a job!
Maybe they work nights?
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: 8:30 too early? Get a job![/p][/quote]Maybe they work nights? Fromswanleynotagypo
  • Score: -8

5:17pm Fri 30 May 14

ron.1952 says...

the wall wrote:
Ron, your ship load of seamen has turned up.
Do you mind, being so rude to Ronny ! Listen luvvy I will be first one on board tomorrow, front of the queue for the Ronster. I'm hoping some young jolly Jack Tar will take me in search of that legendary golden rivet.

Ronny x
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Ron, your ship load of seamen has turned up.[/p][/quote]Do you mind, being so rude to Ronny ! Listen luvvy I will be first one on board tomorrow, front of the queue for the Ronster. I'm hoping some young jolly Jack Tar will take me in search of that legendary golden rivet. Ronny x ron.1952
  • Score: -8

4:04pm Sat 31 May 14

Marty1979 says...

RealBR89 wrote:
reasonable75 wrote:
RealBR89 wrote:
To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic!

TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?
"reasonable75 says...
Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?"

Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA

AAAAAAAT

LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over.
I saw them, didn't look especially large - some of the RAF ones are much bigger

My sister lives in Greenwich, whenever I'm visiting we always hear the police helicopter - and she told me it's often overhead twice a day
[quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RealBR89[/bold] wrote: To everyone saying "go and get a job", "Wake up FFS!" etc. Not everybody works a 9-5. There are shift workers and many other jobs that do not suit these old school types of hours. People take whatever jobs they can as in case you hadn't noticed we are in a RECESSION! The council should have at least sent out a warning so people could make preparations/reduce local panic! TomTom87 as far as I understand from the above article this is preparation for activities/bombing etc. in the abroad countries you mention.[/p][/quote]Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?[/p][/quote]"reasonable75 says... Joe commented that the police helicopter frequently flies over Greenwich - often late at night, so why no complaints?" Oh right Joe commented it it must be true............NAAA AAAAAAAT LOL it's not South central LA! I have never heard a police helicopter in Greenwich and I also have never anywhere seen such a large helicopter fly so low repeating the same circuit over and over.[/p][/quote]I saw them, didn't look especially large - some of the RAF ones are much bigger My sister lives in Greenwich, whenever I'm visiting we always hear the police helicopter - and she told me it's often overhead twice a day Marty1979
  • Score: 2

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