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    Default 9/11 -Where were you?

    Well, here we are on the 5th anniversary of that terrible day. It's worse for me, because it just happens to be my wedding anniversary. 24 years, believe it or not.......
    Anyway, just wondering what people's memories are from then. Personally, I was on an Easyjet flight back from Majorca. I did't know a darn thing until I turned my phone back on when we got to Luton, and got a panicky call from my brother, who was worried about us.

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    Well i was being a lazy student sitting on the sofa watching daytime TV lol, well it was the school summer holidays! Cant believe it was 5 years ago

    Happy anniversary though mate!

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    I was in the office watching the media feeds we use.....the office was on the flight path for Heathrow, and the Directors did say at the time, if we felt unsafe we could leave for the day

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    I was locked away doing an exam in food safety, we got out at lunch time into a room and someone said they had heard something about a plane hitting the pentagon ... The lecturer then came in and as we weren`t allowed mobiles that was all we knew. wasn`t till I got homr at 5pm I saw the full horror !! Doesn`t feel like 5 years though, I stayed at the millenium hilton in new york at new year and our room overlooked ground zero, it was very eerie ...

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    I remember exactly where I was. I was just joining the A34 Southbound from Didcot going to my next drop on Tidworth Army Camp. I remember Steve Wright in the afternoon was on, they initially reported that a light aircraft had clipped the tower, then a few moments later it started to become clear what actually had happened. I changed to 5 live and listened in disbelief for the next hour or so.

    I got onto Tidworth Garrison without seing a single person. I knocked the customers door which opened by itself, The customer called " in here", I wandered into the house and couldn't believe what I saw on the television.

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    I was in the RAF at the time. We'd just got back from re-fuelling our Fire Appliances and went in the rest room for a brew. Someone turned on the TV and we couldn't believe our eyes.

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    We were on our honeymoon in Bali at the time. It was a very surreal time. There were a good few Americans out there at the time, but within 2 days they had all disappeared. At the same time an Ozzie airline went bust, so all the Ozzies queued up outside the Quantas office and went home too. Had the island virtually to ourselves.

    I alternated between the pool, bar and CNN on the telly.

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    It was my day off, I happened to have the TV on and watched it all unfold live.

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    I was at work, one of the guys went round his house & brought a little TV in so we could keep updated. Unbelieveable what we saw.

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    I was in the pub, on a jolly while the Mrs was away. Nikki, my ex-other half of seven years who I split up with in March, was…. In New York. Her sister was nannying over there, so she went with her parents to visit. They stayed in a hotel about 2 kilometers from the towers. On the day of the attacks, Nikki and her folks got up and dressed. Their plan for the day was to go to the trade centre first thing, look around, go up the towers, then onto see the sister later that day. An argument started because Nik wanted to have breakfast at the hotel, her parents didn’t want to, they said “we’ll get something after we’ve been to look round the trade centre”. They argued for five minutes and in the end they gave in and had breakfast at the hotel.

    Just as they left, the first plane went in. Moral of the story, make sure you eat breakfast! They would have been there.

    Was a horrible time for me, as it took me two days to find out she was ok due to the phone lines being down etc.

    That’s my story then.

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