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1ACC / RAF Kirton in Lindsey / RAF Scampton future

Old 22nd Dec 2011, 15:33
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Minor Unit Basing Study

If I recall that far back, the 2004/5 plan was the minor unit basing study, and came from HQ Strike (as it was.) The plan was to move a number of the ACSU & ACSSU plus the A6 Hub to Scampton.

As a result, we moved from Benson to Scampton. As we were a small, strange mob, we were easy to move early on.

The first "inaugral" DiN at Kirton I (just) recall was a jolly good night, with Gp Capt B***** as the new Staish.
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 16:05
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Snoopy; the plan to merge 1ACC/Scampton and elements of the FC world at Waddington - all to work from Scampton was not part of the minor units basing study. It was hatched in a garden shed- ask AO BATWOMAN!
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 11:51
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Well Canadian Break we'll just have to agree to differ. Being on the Unit that was moved and involved in most of the A4 planning meetings run by this bloke I am pretty sure my facts are correct. There were also some in the ASACS part of COS OPS empire who also expressed concerns about the 'truth' in the findings and Recs made to Strat Plans. If the AOBATWOMAN is the current one she was head of the ASACS part of COS OPS at the time and had reservations too. The published plan had us moving to Scampton then Cy. The Leeming option was well before this and done with very little actual planning at all. As for having an original draft well anyone with access the DII can see that. Those with personal records of their own inputs will also see the author to whom I refer. In fact any glance at the minutes would show that too. I suspect we are talking about similar things written in similar time frames but just who appended their signature to various versions may be up for debate. All I know is the guy charged with the writing the paper, running the meetings and providing the recommendations (required by his boss and not the facts) is the new staish at Scampton. As for getting some FCs to move outta Waddo to do some work at Scampton always was a pipe dream
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 20:21
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Talk to Snoopy - we've got it all squared away now.
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Old 26th May 2012, 09:32
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Question Kirton in Lindsey Closure?

Looks like the closure of Kirton in Lindsey has started:

RAF personnel move will affect trade in Kirton Lindsey | This is Scunthorpe

Does this mean that Scampton now has a long term future? I'm sure it would please the guys and girls down there if it did as they might actually spend some money on it! Last time I passed through the whole place looked pretty run down and lacking in real facilities for families etc. Does anyone havve any up to date info?
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Old 26th May 2012, 14:32
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Had a bolthole there last year. Runway and taxiways are dropping to bits, majority of married quarters were sold off some years ago.
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 20:01
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Decision Made!

Finally a decision has been made, Scampton to stay open, runway to be resurfaced. No news on whether anything else will be brought into the 21st Century (Quarters, Single Accommodation, etc)! I presume this will result in the final closure of Kirton as soon as the money can be scraped together to co-locate everything rather than the current 15 mile split.

Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Estate and Environment | RAF units to remain at Scampton
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 20:40
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Scampton to stay open, runway to be resurfaced
Shome mishtake, shurely?
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Old 11th Nov 2012, 08:45
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Question Kirton in Lindsey closing or back to the Army?

The local MP seems to be trying to find out what is happening.

Fears for future of former Kirton RAF base lead Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin to fire off questions to forces' minister | This is Scunthorpe

Has anyone heard anything? Is anyone still living there? Scampton were using the Officers' Mess and some MQs.
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Old 11th Nov 2012, 23:37
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Who cares about Kirton? Get rid of it. It's too close to S-****-HORPE anyway!

Sorry about the stutter...

PS it appears Prune doesn't allow the c-bomb, even if hyphenated within the name of a town...

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 05:04
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Who cares about Kirton? Get rid of it. It's too close to S-****-HORPE anyway!
LJ, did you put the **** in S-****-HORPE? Somebody did!
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 14:08
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It was better situated at RAF Wattisham, however it had its moments

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 17:24
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1ACC / RAF Kirton in Lindsey / RAF Scampton future

LJ is spot on. Mess is falling apart and it's WAY too close to Scunny. That place is one huge DMPI.
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 09:16
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RAF Scampton to close soon

RAF Scampton must be about to close, soon after refurbishing the JRs blocks, now they are resurfacing the runway!

BBC News - Red Arrows: Temporary move to RAF Cranwell whilst runway repaired
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