To me, this name has only one meaning: the world famous 20mm automatic cannon, which has been the primary anti aerial weapon for the best part of the 20th century.
One September afternoon, I suddenly heard a roar of jets passing by at a low altitude. I jumped out on the terrace, and saw a flying squad in tight formation. After a brief consideration that perhaps Monaco has just been invaded by the French Army, I thought this was unlikely, as it would have been much cheaper to invade us by foot… I dashed off to my camera shelf, and grabbed anything that still had unfinished film inside.
For a moment, I felt like an operator of the famous 20mm Oerlikon : I quickly emptied my available film cassettes, while the planes performed their loops and flips above the coastline.
When the jets terminated their magnificent performance, I looked up on the internet for explanations: it was the squad of Red Arrows, the acrobatic formation of RAF, invited to perform here by one of the sponsors of the Monaco Yacht Show.