Left hand of MoD not knowing what right hand was doing. Wonderful engineering facility built, with enough built in bells and whistles to give spontaneous orgasms to engineers, each of three hangars reconfigurable to take 2 x VC-10 or 12 x Hawks and lots of combinations (Tonkas and Jags and Harriers then) in between. Massive deal with WAG (Welsh Assembly Government) who take on ownership of base for vast amounts (cos they're responsible for reparations - see missing kit thread - lots of glow-in-the-dark stuff buried there!)
Then other bit of MoD "rolls forward" deep servicing to MOBs, which hadn't the facilities or the people to do the job so contractors were brought in. So no work for wonderful engineer-trouser-wetting facility.
No - come to think of it the same
bit of MoD. I guess that makes it a case of the left hand not knowing what the left
hand is doing.
You couldn't make it up ........