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No fly over Windsor Castle

Old Jan 9, 22, 7:00 am
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No fly over Windsor Castle

From various outlets today e.g.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-59927668

Reporting that a "no-fly zone" of radius 1.5mi and height 2500 ft is to be put in place around Windsor Castle.

Assume this is counter the threat of drones ?
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Old Jan 9, 22, 9:23 pm
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On Christmas day there was a guy arrested on the property who was trespassing, had a crossbow with him. At the time I think he was held under some mental health act.

That may have had something to do with it.
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Old Jan 9, 22, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Jeannietx View Post
On Christmas day there was a guy arrested on the property who was trespassing, had a crossbow with him. At the time I think he was held under some mental health act.

That may have had something to do with it.
The jargon is that he was "sectioned". Whilst this sounds like the return of quartering it actually means involuntarily confined to a secure institution under section X of the Mental Health Act. Section 2, for example, is good for up to 28 days.
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Old Jan 9, 22, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by OverTheHorizon View Post
From various outlets today e.g.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-59927668

Reporting that a "no-fly zone" of radius 1.5mi and height 2500 ft is to be put in place around Windsor Castle.

Assume this is counter the threat of drones ?
Originally Posted by Jeannietx View Post
On Christmas day there was a guy arrested on the property who was trespassing, had a crossbow with him. At the time I think he was held under some mental health act.

That may have had something to do with it.
Sounds like a bolt out of the blue.

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Old Jan 10, 22, 3:42 am
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Joking aside, I imagine being impervious to cross bow bolts was part of the original design spec for the castle !!
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Originally Posted by OverTheHorizon View Post
Joking aside, I imagine being impervious to cross bow bolts was part of the original design spec for the castle !!
the castle yes, however not the people within it
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