45 made a single-engine-running landing at Al Taqaddum.
But that tin cup just as easily - and more accurately - evoked quite a different image: that of the restive prisoners featured in a whole series of 1930s Warner Brothers prison movies, the jailbirds
who signaled their common displeasure at Big House injustice by rattling their tin cups against their bars and trying to drive their guards crazy.
UNCAGED Ronnie emerges warily after two years inside
rap star Snoop Dogg insists he's the perfect role model for young Scots despite his big-pimping, gun-toting image.
Think: The Grammy-winning former jailbird
gets his own reality show.
And as the lying, cheating jailbird
likes a good yarn, I'm sure he would have appreciated writer and director Guy Jenkin's decision to spin the tale so much that we saw Archer revealed as the Queen's son - with Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher among his conquests.
The star, who is famed for his alterego Lily Savage, will complete his three-month stint as the evil Childcatcher in the West End musical on December 7, after which Peter Polycarpou - who played jailbird
Chris in the Birds of a Feather TV comedy - is to take on the role.
Jack Tweed has hired a personal trainer to beef up after other inmates dubbed him Twiglet.
He's of mixed race, which means her boyfriend, jailbird
Tony, can't be the dad like Bianca says as white actor Chris Coghill has been cast in the role.
The poker-faced popular comedian will be performing as the redneck jailbird
character Otis Lee Crenshaw at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on February 28.
The area is plagued by mosquitoes and now city chiefs are bringing in a host of measures to encourage their biggest natural predator Bad penny A JAILBIRD
escaped from a multi-million pound prison in Los Angeles after digging his way through the walls with a sharpened penny
will have `bail' forms with pledges for sponsorship written on them.