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SteelyDan
31st July 2015, 12:27
'Black Tulip' volunteers face uncertain future - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33728522)

AtW
31st July 2015, 12:42
'Black Tulip' was name given to Soviet airplane taken killed soldiers from Afghanistan in 80s. Each dead had military reference as "Cargo 200" (dead) - "300" number was used for wounded, on other airplanes, it's still used by both sides in Ukraine conflict, though 'Black Tulip' is (probably) mostly recognizable to those who had knew about war in Afghanistan.

GlenW
31st July 2015, 12:43
'Black Tulip' was name given to Soviet airplane taken killed soldiers from Afghanistan in 80s. Each dead had military reference as "Cargo 200" (dead) - "300" number was used for wounded, on other airplanes, it's still used by both sides in Ukraine conflict, though 'Black Tulip' is (probably) mostly recognizable to those who had knew about war in Afghanistan.
Is that supposed to be English? I haven't a clue what it is supposed to mean.

stek
31st July 2015, 12:47
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/6/6c/Груз_200_(постер).jpg

VectraMan
31st July 2015, 12:49
Did anyone else spot the name of the Panorama reporter on this:

Chibok girls 'forced to join Nigeria's Boko Haram' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33259003)

SteelyDan
31st July 2015, 13:01
Did anyone else spot the name of the Panorama reporter on this:

Chibok girls 'forced to join Nigeria's Boko Haram' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33259003)

Lol: Tulip Mazumdar - good spot

redgiant
31st July 2015, 14:15
Or the travel agent in my avatar that I spotted a couple of years ago in north London. It doesn't set a good precedent :)