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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 10:14
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Originally Posted by MFC_Fly View Post
As does Kinloss - in fact they are currently on bolthole to Lossie whilst the Kinloss runway is being resurfaced
An RAF flying unit? I wasn't aware of that - which one?
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Davef68 View Post
An RAF flying unit? I wasn't aware of that - which one?
A RAFFCA one
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 14:14
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No reason why the bases could not remain om Scotland.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 14:26
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Surely? Surely?? It'll be a negotiation - and if it's between Ms Sturgeon & Boris it will be very short - as an Independent country they can decide exactly what is there and what is not there - looking at their Manifesto it looks pretty clear.....................

"Scrap Trident SNP MPs will build a cross-party coalition to scrap Trident as quickly and as safely as possible. We believe the billions spent on Trident should be invested in our public services

Scrapping Trident The SNP has never and will never support the retention or renewal of Trident. We believe that nuclear weapons are immoral, ineffective and expensive. We want to see a world free from nuclear weapons, and with independence, Scotland can be an advocate for disarmament on the global stage. In times of imposed austerity, the estimated 205 billion to be spent on a Trident replacement over the next 30 years could be far more effectively used to support our public services and build a better future for our children. At Westminster SNP MPs will build a cross-party coalition to scrap Trident as quickly and as safely as possible. We will press the UK government to meet their international obligations on nuclear disarmament."
It will indeed be a negotiation. The SNP will want things too and leaving at least some rUK facilities in situ for a period of time will be one of the bargaining chips; and if indyScotland doesn't have the means or inclination to operate the facilities themselves, they will have to find another way to cushion the blow on the economies of the localities concerned.

An alternative scenario for air would be to invite RNLAF to base some F-16s and assume the QRA role similar to detachments at Keflavik, but that might cause some murmuring in the greener parts of Glasgow...
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 17:23
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Originally Posted by MFC_Fly View Post
A RAFFCA one
Ah, wasn't counting that one! But it keeps the runway open!
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 17:54
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Originally Posted by Davef68 View Post
Ah, wasn't counting that one! But it keeps the runway open!
No, being a relief/emergency landing ground for the Lossie jets keeps the runway open
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