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Brits returning from China to be quarantined in a “Military Facility”

Old 29th Jan 2020, 14:57
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Brits returning from China to be quarantined in a “Military Facility”

Ok, so you have just been on a very long flight from China and you are going to be quarantined for two weeks in a military base. Where do you fancy? No room at Akrotiri I suppose!
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 15:14
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If Akrotiri's not an option, what's Ascension like at this time of year?

Edit: if you find yourself on a coach to Porton Down, be very afraid!
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 16:14
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Room for 300 evxuees plus staff, isolated, and not currently very busy. Kinloss?
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 16:20
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Apart from the imminent arrival of the first P8s!
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 16:28
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I have heard MPA is rather attractive at this time of year and could be most conducive to a period of enforced rest
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Anyone had a hot tip from Netley ?
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Any at Linton?
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 17:05
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Got it! HMS Prince of Wales, 100 miles off Cape Wrath.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 18:09
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So who got the short straw to operate the charter?
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 18:49
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I assume that, having been in close proximity to the pax, the cabin crew [at least] might well need a fortnight at HM Pleasure somewhere salubrious.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 18:54
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Cracked it. Wattisham, the current incumbents are somewhat grubby and infected with all sorts anyway or so I am led to believe
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 19:09
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Brize's salubrious 'Gateway House' currently gets a three-star rating on Trip Advisor, and is just a short bus-ride from the Voyager steps. Is there still some residual COLPRO expertise in the RAF Regt?

Or are they looking for a military facility?

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 19:17
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So who got the short straw to operate the charter?
You mean the short straw inside the respirator that you drink through?
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 19:53
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Is there still some residual COLPRO expertise in the RAF Regt?
I left the RAF Regt 12 and a bit years ago and have a fair bit of COLPRO experience and am more than happy to provide the service for the commensurate rate. I will of course provide all the poly sheeting walls sealed with bodge tape and drip trays full of Fuller's Earth. Currently I am employed wearing a pointy dark blue hat and I am certain the next "grow" I attend can donate the ducting and filtration equipment, our crims only use the finest. My username gives away my last role in the forces and as an added bonus I will be more than happy to give the evacuees the full practical experience if they so wish. I believe I am value for money and I await the phone call from MOD.
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Macrihannish or Benbecula but Gruinard is still free, just drop tents and food.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 22:10
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Saxa Vord?

How about Saxa Vord? The old messing facility is now marketed as the Saxa Vord Resort, run mostly as a kind of up-market hostel with centralised feeding. They could even be given freedom to roam to some extent. A couple of weeks bad weather and people wouldn't want to go out even if they were able! It's off season at the moment, so a quick call top the owner ought to seal the deal.
https://www.saxavord.com/

It even has its own gin distillery:

https://www.shetlandreel.com/

I wouldn't want to leave!

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 22:14
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You could get them to do Orderly Officer!
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 22:22
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A ship does sound ideal, requisition / hire a cruise liner, chuck them on that for a couple weeks in relative comfort with medical support, it's isolated but in a pleasant way.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 22:36
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A ship does sound ideal, requisition / hire a cruise liner..
Nah....given previous history its more likely to be a converted rather smelly car ferry rather than a cruise liner..

Ahoy there any fellow Rangatira survivors.....

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Old 29th Jan 2020, 22:47
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A ship does sound ideal, requisition / hire a cruise liner, chuck them on that for a couple weeks in relative comfort with medical support, it's isolated but in a pleasant way.
But surely that sounds too risky - they might catch something *really* nasty!

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