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Old 19th Jan 2021, 15:56
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I'm certainly no expert on the performance of the VC-25 (so fully expecting to be corrected!) but would they not be looking for a bit more runway to play with than either Chivenor or Culdrose?
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 16:32
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If I remember correctly for the summit in Birmingham Air Force 1 dropped Bill Clinton off at BHX but he flew out of U.K. from Mildenhall
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 18:50
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It's not all about the size of the runway. I was based at RAF Northolt and we handled lots of summits etc. The security services take in to account access for the motorcade, escape options for the motorcade in the unlikely event of an incident along with access to a large medical facility again in the unlikely event.
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 19:21
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They’ll be doing their nut if they need a motorcade from Culdrose to Carbis Bay! The A30 down from Newquay might not be too bad as long as they avoid the weekend!
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 19:24
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Lots of heli activity then ..... the preferred option for most.
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Old 19th Jan 2021, 23:51
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Surely if they're already in London they should travel down by train to reduce their carbon emissions
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 07:01
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It's a great journey, but slow once past Exeter (although very scenic in parts). Biden is apparantly a bit of a rail geek ("Amtrak Joe") so might appreciate Dawlish, the "Devon banks" (some of the steepest mainline railway in the UK) and Brunel's bridge across the Tamar just after Plymouth. The branch line from St Erth to St Ives must be the prettiest in the UK - and is currently having it's track renewed (which Network Rail are saying is a coincidence of timing!)
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 07:01
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Well 'Sleepy Joe' apparently favours the train to travel into DC from Delaware, so perhaps he'll be tempted by the delights of GWR....... then again, perhaps not!
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 07:58
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Can you imagine the number of secret service that would be needed for train to be used, surely a helicopter is going to be used
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 08:20
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I think there's more than an element of tongue stuck firmly in cheek here. Mind you Johnson could always beg loan of the Royal Train from Ma'am and pile all the leaders on to it, along with their entourages! All those leaders in such a confined space might actually lead to some real business being done, and some tangible results from this annual junket.
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 08:26
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"There is even a large chance they will go to London and then just use cars/coaches to go down to Cornwall"

even going blues & twos that's a 4+ hour trip = helicopter wins


I read that they're starting work on the bit of the A30 N of Truro this spring.......... dualling it I
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 08:46
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For security reasons alone, Biden will use Marine One from I would imagine either Fairford or St Mawgan and talk of travel by road or rail is an absolute non starter!
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 08:49
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Aren't we all getting a bit ahead of ourselves here; if Covid-19 doesn't behave, then the G7 could just as easily be another Microsoft Teams meeting!!
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 09:37
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Good point at nots- & don’t forget the quarantine period ! I will get my cost
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 09:38
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Maybe, but this is a rumour forum and during these uncertain times for all, it’s nice to have a bit of harmless speculation and banter!
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 10:42
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I read that they're starting work on the bit of the A30 N of Truro this spring.......... dualling it I believe
Indeed so, saw a press release on this a few days ago. It's one of the last bits of single carriageway on the A30 between Exeter and Penzance.
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Old 20th Jan 2021, 15:08
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The local roads around the site of the conference aren't exactly decent - if you have several thousands media types (and the inevitable protestors) I think it'll be a zoo.................. one road into the site across the railway line......





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Old 21st Jan 2021, 08:38
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Maybe Boris will cycle down?
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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 07:36
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wonder if they'll shut down the railway line behind the hotel?
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Old 23rd Jan 2021, 11:08
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The daily wail asking for road widening to accommodate the “beast”, looks like road closures as well. How about a ship to shore trip from an aircraft carrier? Good luck Cornwall.
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