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Linton on Ouse : The end of an era

Old 3rd Jan 2021, 17:31
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
That is sad news motn.

I was born opposite Fulford barracks and spent my first 9 years at Strensall (no connection to the military at the time). I can see Fulford freeing up some prime real estate (£££'s). Presume they are keeping Strensall?
Not unless you want a Concrete Submarine in the garden.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 07:58
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
That is sad news motn.

I was born opposite Fulford barracks and spent my first 9 years at Strensall (no connection to the military at the time). I can see Fulford freeing up some prime real estate (£££'s). Presume they are keeping Strensall?
As a young lad in the 60s I spent most of my time wandering strensall common looking for munitions left behind by the army. It was amazing the stuff abandoned. No surprise I joined the RAF as an armourer. Really sad about Linton, however the same arguments were made at seven of the bases that I served at that are now long gone. Time moves on I guess.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
That is sad news motn.

I was born opposite Fulford barracks and spent my first 9 years at Strensall (no connection to the military at the time). I can see Fulford freeing up some prime real estate (£££'s). Presume they are keeping Strensall?


Strensall closes in 2024.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 15:59
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
Strensall closes in 2024.
Plenty of time for gov.uk to do yet another U turn or are they moving to Linton? Canít see Catterick taking anymore👍😘
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 18:40
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
That is sad news motn.

I was born opposite Fulford barracks and spent my first 9 years at Strensall (no connection to the military at the time). I can see Fulford freeing up some prime real estate (£££'s). Presume they are keeping Strensall?
Nope. I grew up there, under Linton's flight paths, and it's off too.

Still, the officer's houses will be snapped up quickly on the open market.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 19:26
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I suppose the closure will give the farmer time to fix the wall/barrier at 'ab-initio corner'..........
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Hueymeister View Post
Wonder if the tower ghost will move to Leeming too....?
I doubt it, he was supposedly exorcised some years ago.

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Old 4th Jan 2021, 21:37
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Originally Posted by tramontana View Post
Plenty of time for gov.uk to do yet another U turn or are they moving to Linton? Canít see Catterick taking anymore👍😘

Alas, no plans for moves even exist yet. Like so many of the 90 odd sites listed for closure in the "A Better Defence Estate" announcement and document, the units currently stationed at Strensall will move to 'a location to be determined by further work study.'

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Old 5th Jan 2021, 09:16
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What are the plans with Linton? Is it moving to care and maintenance while they decide what to do with it (sell, Army, housing estate, whatever), or am I out of date? I can't find any references newer than 2019.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 10:39
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I saw an F3 (I think) take the cable at Linton one day. Not sure if it was real or a practise to test the newly installed rig but it was quite spectacular to see. I think the idea was for any stude JPs to bolt for Fenton or Dishforth pronto with the option for the short runway if an Instructor?
It's a long time ago, but I think I included the option for studes to use the short provided they were cleared and the X-wind was in limits; priority was always to deal with solo studes, balancing remaining fuel and experience levels. Staff could be held to PLE if necessary and there was a separate issue with crash cover, the fire crews being required for the cable engagement and subsequent rewind. The cable was a PAAG, so definitely a temporary installation.

Still, the officer's houses will be snapped up quickly on the open market.
Possibly, assuming Annington Homes puts them on the market rather than re-developing. When the Joint staff college moved out of Bracknell, the whole site was bulldozed and the developer then crammed in 3 x the number of houses (maybe more). A developer friend once told me that once you have cleared land with planning permission, access roads and utilities on site, every 3rd house you build is straight profit.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 11:12
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Well, whoever waxed the place and surrounding villages this morning at 1105 ish at 2000 ft with some 2 axis manoeuvring- DAMN WELL DONE! That woke everyone up from their first lockdown 3 lay-in! More please!
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 11:43
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D.M-L - there's a Hunter out of Scampton overhead Ripon southbound just now!
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 11:40
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D.M-L - there's a Hunter out of Scampton overhead Ripon southbound just now!
I live just south of Leeming right on the extended centre line. I thought I was seeing things........I was sure it was a Hunter but you've confirmed it now. Had a very unusual paint job. Anyway, nice to see.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 11:42
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I live just south of Leeming right on the extended centre line. I thought I was seeing things........I was sure it was a Hunter but you've confirmed it now. Had a very unusual paint job. Anyway, nice to see.
Didn't see it in the flesh mopardave, caught it on ADSB
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 20:45
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Flew over me near Ripon...


Should see more of it too these next two months as it is working with Leeming on trials.

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Old 9th Jan 2021, 09:48
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According to UK Serials XE688 was an F4 and was scrapped in 1961.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 12:37
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
According to UK Serials XE688 was an F4 and was scrapped in 1961.
An interesting bit of info here: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/239845

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Old 9th Jan 2021, 15:26
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Then There was the Gate Gaurdian


This would be the official photo, taken of, I seem to recall. 77 cse in 1977
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 15:52
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41plus,

Is that 17 Course.....it can’t have been 77. I should have with them because I went through Henlow IOT with most of that bunch! However, I was sent off to hold for some months at the Buccaneer OCU, possibly because my surname is near the end of the alphabet (and what an unhappy intro to RAF Service that was...). I eventually did my time on 22 Cse.

Tragically, two of these chaps were killed in flying accidents on their first tour. RIP John Cathie (4th from left) who died in a Jaguar/Jaguar mid air in Germany and Steve Belcher (far right) who died in a very unlucky Nimrod crash after it suffered multiple bird strikes during the take off roll at Kinloss.

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Old 10th Jan 2021, 09:34
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IIRC, 22 Course had a student by the name of Richard Head......remember him from the ordeal of deciphering the Met Circle at morning Met Brief.......
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