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Offline steve w

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RAF Scampton Closure
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:08:07 AM »
Sad news, another nail in the coffin.

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Re: RAF Scampton Closure
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
Shocking!! Soon we wont have any defence at all!!
An historic place like Scampton deserves more than this!!
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Re: RAF Scampton Closure
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 02:10:54 PM »
Reaction times are quicker now due to the type of aircraft intended to be available, therefore a reduced need to have as many airfields as we used to. There is now more pressure on the retention of unused "real estate" when the sale of such would benefit the "public purse". 

There are some very important historic sites that have already been lost, and several of those where good intention has been expressed have drifted into obscurity.  The "few" now refers to those who are able to support and preserve such sites and artefacts, the "many" are those to whom we still owe so much.
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Re: RAF Scampton Closure
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 09:47:10 AM »
Indeed, RAF Halton is next for the chop I believe. I took my Dad to one of his reunion days there a while back. We took a walk around the WWI trenches there and were used for training purposes, hopefully these and the historic Halton house will be preserved.