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Heathrow marks May the 4th with 'Star Wars flights'

Heathrow Airport cancelled a flight to the planet Alderaan - which was destroyed by the Death Star - in a tribute to Star Wars Day.
"May the 4th be with you" has become an unofficial day to celebrate the Star Wars franchise - and locations across the UK have been joining in the celebrations.
An additional Departures board in Heathrow listed destinations in the Star Wars universe replete with references to the films.The flight code for Tatooine was R2D2, while the flight to Alderaan - the home planet of Princess Leia destroyed by the Death Star - was cancelled.
Heathrow marks May the 4th with 'Star Wars flights'

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The Departures board at Heathrow on May the 4th
:: John Boyega - Star Wars allowed me to invest in myselfThe British Library also noted how a University of Liverpool researcher noticed an apparent image of Yoda hiding in a 700-year-old medieval manuscript.
This #StarWarsDay uncover Yoda lookalikes in a galaxy not so far away. More in our @BLMedieval blog you will find. https://t.co/vxtqGRWEWO #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/DnfT2i4ycL— The British Library (@britishlibrary) May 4, 2018
British signals inteligence agency GCHQ joined in the fun and tweeted out a little riddle as part of Star Wars Day celebrations.
? | We've put together a special #StarWarsDay #puzzle for you. The Force will need to be strong in you to crack this one!#MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/SsttEh2WWS— GCHQ (@GCHQ) May 4, 2018
UNESCO, the UN Environment, and even the British Army - celebrating International Tuba Day too - had plenty to add, with a special military band arrangement of the Star Wars theme.:: Spoiler-free film review, Star Wars has changed forever
May the Force of music be with you! Today is also International Tuba Day and we salute the talented tubists in our military bands with a specially arranged version of the Star Wars Theme to showcase a misunderstood instrument. #StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/zimOIKFygV— British Army (@BritishArmy) May 4, 2018
Meanwhile, Championship club Aston Villa were quick to express their hopes for promotion to the Premier League in a video featuring Mile Jedinak dressed as a Jedi upon hearing that tickets for the play-off games were going on sale on Sunday.
When the Jedi hears Play-Off tickets go on sale this Sunday...#StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/rO6K2floIB— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 4, 2018
The details about the flight to Kessel on Heathrow's departures board referenced Han Solo's famous Kessel run - which he claims took him less than 12 parsecs - technically a measurement of distance and not time.It said more information would be available on 25 May, when the Han Solo film is being released in the UK.Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich stars in the film as the young Han Solo, the role made famous by Harrison Ford.Donald Glover will also appear as Lando Calrissian, alongside Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany.
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