you have probably noticed that the bridges along the thames and the millenium wheel have all turned red, this is due to poppy day / week / month,
anyway just wanted you to know that at around 6pm tonight a few old army aircraft are going to fly along the thames and when it reaches around waterloo bridge they are going to drop loads of poppys, should be quite a pictrure to watch.
James, I assume the petals were dropped at the end of the fly past, because there were none over London Bridge - and quiet a few people left a bit puzzled. Tower Bridge looked good and when the planes lights appeared over it there was a brief buzz of anticipation - I suspect some were hoping they would zoom low over the bridges, but they were quite high and difficult to see in detail. No doubt the best view was at the end of the run, in the searchlights.
Given that one of the objectives was to boost the sale of poppies, I was surprised that the charity did not take advantage of the gatherings on the bridge to put some volunteers there.