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RAF to deploy to civvy airports

Old 28th Aug 2022, 18:34
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RAF to deploy to civvy airports

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/tech...ions-mount/ar-

I think it could be argued despite this that the RAF has lost far too much real estate over the years.

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Old 28th Aug 2022, 18:52
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/tech...ions-mount/ar-

I think it could be argued despite this that the RAF has lost far too much real estate over the years.

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Indeed....its quite shocking really how many front lines bases have closed in the past 30 years, 10 isn't it...?????
Plus, must be close to that number of second line bases gone as well, as well as the RAFG ones. That's an astonishingly high percentage in past 30 years.
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Why do they need so may bases when the number of aircraft and people has plummeted?

A lot of the estate is still based on fighting WW2
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Why do they need so may bases when the number of aircraft and people has plummeted?

A lot of the estate is still based on fighting WW2
so they can try to justify so many air ranks?
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Why do they need so may bases when the number of aircraft and people has plummeted?

A lot of the estate is still based on fighting WW2
Most Civvy airfields are WWII RAF airfields using the same runways!
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Why do they need so may bases when the number of aircraft and people has plummeted?

A lot of the estate is still based on fighting WW2
You might just be missing the point, put it another way then, the RAF is too small. Supposedly the idea of utilizing civilian airports and airfields is a practical decision, there simply isn't enough airfield space to disperse, that's what the exercise is about.

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All very well, but what about the civilian infrastructure that is being placed in harm's way? Certain "others" might decide that obliterating the main terminal is justified because there are "enemy forces" There.

On the plus side, I suppose it would at least show the public that there is an Air Force.
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Originally Posted by Diff Tail Shim View Post
Most Civvy airfields are WWII RAF airfields using the same runways!
No they are not!
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All very well, but what about the civilian infrastructure that is being placed in harm's way? Certain "others" might decide that obliterating the main terminal is justified because there are "enemy forces" There.

On the plus side, I suppose it would at least show the public that there is an Air Force.
The first point you raise is surely a result of the afore mentioned loss of infrastructure? I imagine this may be the start of a long game, the problem is, how are we going to pay for any amount of retrenchment, digging in or even expansion by what ever degree.

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As mentioned by Herod: "On the plus side, I suppose it would at least show the public that there is an Air Force".

I was shocked to discover our RAF is still a 24/7 operation. Last night Akro towers was left thrumming by the sound of an A400 Grizzly heading west from Leeming followed shortly by a Wokka heading north. All this military action on a Sunday night, a Bank Holiday Sunday at that!
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
No they are not!
Quite, no RAF Stations surviving from world war 2 are using the same runways!

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Canít open the linkÖ.are they coming to Turnhouse, Abbotsinch or Dyce?
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Quite, no RAF Stations surviving from world war 2 are using the same runways!

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Except Marham
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/tech...ions-mount/ar-

I think it could be argued despite this that the RAF has lost far too much real estate over the years.

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Is it just me or does anyone else find the link won't open?
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RAF Woodvale hasn't changed much since WW2.
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Time for Finningley to be taken back into the fold !
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Originally Posted by Akrotiri bad boy View Post
As mentioned by Herod: "On the plus side, I suppose it would at least show the public that there is an Air Force".

I was shocked to discover our RAF is still a 24/7 operation. Last night Akro towers was left thrumming by the sound of an A400 Grizzly heading west from Leeming followed shortly by a Wokka heading north. All this military action on a Sunday night, a Bank Holiday Sunday at that!
Not to mention the 5.15 am express (Globemaster) headed S.E. above Mopar Mansion on Saturday morning!! Imagine my surprise whilst gazing up through my velux whilst I was taking my obligatory old man's visit to the toilet........closely followed by an Atlas and two Chinooks!
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Except Marham
... and Northolt ...



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Different link, but possibly same story :-

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...ia-ukraine-war
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