IN PICTURES: See footage and photographs of military aircraft over Wakefield district

Ray Spencer's photo of an aircraft landing at Pinderfields Hospital.
Ray Spencer's photo of an aircraft landing at Pinderfields Hospital.

Military aircraft spotted in the district skies yesterday caused quite a stir on social media.

Express readers reported seeing helicopters over Newton Hill, Stanley, Outwood, Eastmoor, Carlton and Castleford.

An RAF spokesman said one helicopter, caught on camera landing at Pinderfields Hospital, was an RAF Puma HC2 from 33 Squadron based at RAF Benson.

He said: "Helicopter landing sites are available across the UK and are widely publicised for use. The Royal Air Force utilises these for training on a regular basis.”

Readers said aircraft had also been spotted in Leeds.

Greenpeace campaigners wearing emperor penguin masks and dressed in black and white in City Square, Leeds
  Antarctic Commission will meet to decide whether to create the largest protected area on earth ,an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. At right  are Alan Rawlinson and Jane Harnet Jt Local Network Co-ordinators Greenpeace

This is why there were penguins marching through Leeds city centre yesterday