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The Future of RAF Scampton

Old 2nd Dec 2008, 18:49
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Spheriod, RLG, oh please. What about Waddington, Coningsby, Barkston Heath, Cottesmore, Wittering.
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 19:07
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Brilliant. Good joke! It is a joke? Isn't it???
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 08:27
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I believe that the Reds are due to move into the hangar that has already been vacated by the Regt Sqn.
Not sure when but I believe it to be by next summer.
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 15:03
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Chatting to the RAFAT techies in the mess, it would appear that the regt hangar is not suitable for purpose. Plans are being drawn up for a 'new' hangar, no doubt at great cost, hence the likelyhood that the team will not move next year.

Either way, they are not in a rush to go!

The A15 issue will not come up as the unit will be going into care & maint with RAFAT still operating overhead several times a day.
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 16:28
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Hangar at Waddington not suitable?
Isn't it IDENTICAL to the one they currently occupy at Scampton?????
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 16:56
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Care & Maint?

How about actually exercising some "care" and performing some "maint" this time
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 17:38
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Pr00ne,

No, it is not identical - it's on the other side of the airfield, near the A15.
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 18:15
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That's gotta be today's smile - a hangar that isn't suitable. A shed is a shed...
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 18:40
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Originally Posted by Tim McLelland View Post
That's gotta be today's smile - a hangar that isn't suitable. A shed is a shed...

That's what the kipper fleet guys thought when they tried towing an MR2 into a Lossiemouth hanger during Bolthole way back in the late 80's.

The hangars at Kinloss and Lossiemouth look the same, but Kinloss has a cutout to stop the canoe being ripped off, Lossiemouth doesn't.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 07:10
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Same size, same colour however...

The integrity of the building is what they were talking about. Might be complete bollox mind you, the guy who told me was wearing a blue flying suit. Call the fashion police!
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 07:35
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Not just about a "useless" airfield though is it? Cant keep closing down airfields and moving people and kit into "superbases" when there is insufficient infrastructure to support.

Scampton shouldn't close until Waddington and Coningsby are given extra Mess and Married quarters to compensate for the influx of personnel
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 17:35
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Originally Posted by SirPercyWare-Armitag View Post
Scampton shouldn't close until Waddington and Coningsby are given extra Mess and Married quarters to compensate for the influx of personnel
Families Quarters are not much of an Issue with Scampton,as most of them have been sold, many years ago.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 19:26
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Scampton shouldn't close until Waddington and Coningsby are given extra Mess and Married quarters to compensate for the influx of personnel
Sod that....they can go out and buy their own house the same as everyone else has to.
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