Why take to air in north Belfast?
With the marching season now at a close, may I seek the courtesy of your columns to raise a little security question?
Why is it that, on so many evenings, a helicopter has to fly around in circles over north Belfast? Having retired from the armed forces some time ago, many advances of cybernetic science may be beyond me. But are these gyrations undertaken because, by means of some modern, high-tech, hyper-accurate surveillance, it was ascertained that terrorists don't like TV soaps?
Either way, there's hope yet.
PETER EMERSON (LT RN RETD)
Director, the de Borda Institute, Belfast