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“SAS”, Tower Hamlets: commandos on a spacecraft


“SAS Protection” burglar alarm, Tower Hamlets • Finally, something that definitely is obsolete – NASA’s recently-decommissioned Space Shuttle, the last of which, Atlantis (below), had its final flight in July 2011; the programme had been running since 1981, which is probably closer to the date of this sounder. What a Space Shuttle has got to do with the SAS, aka the British Army’s crack Special Air Service corps, is anyone’s guess. But if I was burgling a building and an immense orbital space vehicle bearing a payload of gun-toting, balaclava-clad commandos turned up, I’d definitely be a bit worried. • Spotted: Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E2, England, 2007 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow

The last Space Shuttle, Atlantis, prepares to land – presumably not on a burglar

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  1. This seems to have aroused particular scorn! I wouldn’t be so unkind as to introduce a “cringeworthy” theme, though I think the culprits are fairly clear…

    • Er..personally I think they should rearrange the 3 letters – starting with A ;-)

      Vici – do you need a new catagory – “Cringeworthy” names/logos?

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