Scampton to be sold!

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SteveX

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Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 01:59PM
RAF Scampton, a base with a huge amount of history is to be sold off.   This really xxxxed me off big time today!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-44936234

RAF Scampton is a home of the Red Arrows but more importantly its the base the amazing 617 Squadron flew from in World War 2.   The "Dambuster" squadron's home should be preserved and cherished ..not damn well sold off.  Guy Gibson's office is still there kept as it was during the day, and his dog *igger's grave is there (name censored for snowflakes)

I don't mind admitting this made my blood boil.  Selling off our history piece by piece.  >angry< >angry< >angry<
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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 03:12PM

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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 03:15PM
Is it going to be housing? 

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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 04:56PM
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...his dog *igger's grave is there (name censored for snowflakes)

..irreverent  >lol< >lol<

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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 08:11PM
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...his dog *igger's grave is there (name censored for snowflakes)

..irreverent  >lol< >lol<

Perhaps, but I wasn't williing to risk being banned if I didn't edit it ;)
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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 08:18PM
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...his dog *igger's grave is there (name censored for snowflakes)

..irreverent  >lol< >lol<

Perhaps, but I wasn't williing to risk being banned if I didn't edit it ;)



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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 24 Jul 2018 09:09PM
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.. I wasn't williing to risk being banned if I didn't edit it ;)

 >biggrin< no worries, the word would only result in a breach of House Rules if it was used, with plain intention by the person posting it, to directly insult black people.  Quoting others' use of it in a historical context is fine by me - I was, after all, a huge fan of Agatha Christie's '10 Little Niggers', one of the best murder mysteries ever written, IMO!  (The titular ten were actually china figurines, one of which would disappear every time a character was bumped off...)

The RAF Scampton story got a mention on Radio 4's 'PM' programme as well;  it would appear that finding a new home for the Red Arrows is something of a priority.  All about Ministry of Defence cuts, of course, but we seem to have a record of 'selling the family silver' in this country  >erm<

Thanks for the photos, Lankou - nice to see a tribute to the canine hero >thumbsup<

>edit to add
« Last Edit: 24 Jul 2018 09:13PM by KizzyKazaer »

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Re: Scampton to be sold!

  • on: 27 Jul 2018 12:04AM
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RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire plays an important role in the protection of UK airspace as the home of No 1 Air Control Centre.

The above is from the RAF's own website.  So, if they close it where is Air Control going?  Where will the Reds, along with their Blues (the engineers) go? Where will the Mobile Meteorological Unit have to go?

OK, the Red Arrows spend more time away from Scampton than actually at it, the Met Unit is by definition mobile, but where are they going to put the 1ACC?  Somewhere in Wales?

In addition the route of Ermine Street was kinked to accommodate the runway, are the Ministry of Transport going to unkink it again?
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