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AWACS replacement moving

Old 18th Dec 2020, 14:13
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AWACS replacement moving

https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2020/12/...fter-30-years/

Evidently the new E-7 Wedgetails are moving to Lossiemouth as well.

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Old 18th Dec 2020, 14:50
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Aready mentioned here:
UK orders Boeing E7...

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Old 18th Dec 2020, 17:29
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It's another great way to ensure you shed your key experience as not all people will wish to relocate to a new operating centre...
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Eggs, single basket, comes to mind.
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 17:36
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It's another great way to ensure you shed your key experience as not all people will wish to relocate to a new operating centre...
It's the military. They'll go where they're bloody-well told.

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With that comment you would think that you worked in the personnel department.......
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With that comment you would think that you worked in the personnel department.......
And with yours, the Humour Department!

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It's the military. They'll go where they're bloody-well told.

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What was the quote a few years ago? Something like: "The train is going in this direction, you can get off if you don't like the destination" ... and many did just that
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 21:28
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Fair play, Lossie is probably the right location for Poseidon.....but the Wedgetail? The closer to the middle east, the better!
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Old 18th Dec 2020, 22:06
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I hear to keep the jobs local. They are having 20 bases spread around and just ferry the few E7's and P8's between them.
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Old 19th Dec 2020, 11:29
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The move to Lossiemouth is possibly to give Westmonster a bit of leverage when Wee Jimmy Crankie calls for IndyRef again. Go for it and we'll move Wedgetail to Waddington and take the jobs away from Northern Scotland.
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Potentially massive savings by having all seven three-seveny servicing equipment, spares, personnel and training in one spot. Surprised to see opinion almost universally negative. But, hey, itís only money!
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Well, they will have to make room for the Reds somehow..........
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As a Scottish person I have to say, it looks like the entire RAF operational orbat is being squeezed into RAF Lossiemouth, the RAF station!

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Well, they will have to make room for the Reds somehow..........
At this rate they will have the whole airfield to themselves, if any more units leave!!
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Thinking about it, I can just imagine how well the news has been received in the households of No.8 Sqdn's personnel.
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Thinking about it, I can just imagine how well the news has been received in the households of No.8 Sqdn's personnel.
i was involved with postings of tornado personnel when the sqns disbanded at Leeming. Some had been there over 16 yrs! Standby for many, many reasons why they cannot go up to Scotland. Wives jobs, schooling, stress...... the list will be endless along with the pvr threats (however few actually did).
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Thinking about it, I can just imagine how well the news has been received in the households of No.8 Sqdn's personnel.
Did they join the RAF, or their local flying club?
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Indeed, but there may not be many brownie points to be had with OC Domestic.
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