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RAF Scampton to close?

Postby m0lsx » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 am

The Times reports that RAF Scampton, former home to the Dambusters & current home to the Red Arrows & 1 Air Control Centre, is to be closed by 2022.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/red-arrows-and-dambusters-base-raf-scampton-axed-in-cost-cutting-manoeuvre-rpcmlxzdq

Else where I found a quote from last year that says..

In June 2012 the Government announced it had axed a plan to move the Red Arrows to RAF Waddington and Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey confirmed it would remain at Scampton until at least the end of 2020.
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby thelad » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:16 pm

I dont see any thing official from the MOD ?
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby m0lsx » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:33 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-44936234

The BBC posted the conformation at about 1130am.

The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby thelad » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:52 pm

Did not see that bit! Thats going to cost them, the place is falling in bits and does need work but the buildings are listed.
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby Bobcode » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Sad indeed, could not the Red Arrows relocate to RAF Honington......?
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby m0lsx » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:48 pm

They were based in Cranwell at one point years ago & there was a suggestion that they would move the RAF Waddington a few years ago, but that was dropped & then last year it was suggested that they were moving to the civilian Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby Minus1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:07 pm

Nothing would surprise me anymore with our pathetic government which is actively plotting to undermine democracy.
Sadly morons will still vote for them next time... :rolleyes:
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Re: RAF Scampton to close?

Postby G4RMT » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:55 pm

I suppose the question is simply what happens at Scampton? If it is just the Red Arrows, then it makes sense to shut it - if, however, it is a busy place, that would be different.
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