22 sigs , where are they going to be??

#1
This is my first post on arrse . I have heard so many rumours and rumblings about 22 sigs being formed , but does anyone have any concrete info on its location??.I have heard that it will be based in norfolk as RAF Coltishall is closing down in the near future .
 

PK

Old-Salt
#3
I've heard RAF Stafford...
 
#4
It will be I believe in the UK, and it will work along the lines of 30 Sigs, if I am wrong, just ignore this Walter :oops:
 
#7
doomsayer said:
Co-located with 30 Sigs
Last i heard wasn't 21 getting moved up to nuneaton
 
#9
Okay so we have established that we don't know where? (I'd heard near Thirsk, nr Catterick!) But does anyone know when it might actually be formed?? Only so I can get my posting preference form in and avoid Blandford!!

JJ
 
#10
Don't quote me but I believe the plan goes a little like this:

22 Sigs will form as a QGS regiment taking the 3 existing gurkha squadrons(at 30, 21 and 2 sigs) and amalgamating them. The new regiment will be using Ptarmigan and will be co located with 30 Sigs.

As far as 21 Sigs goes there is a lot of 'on the bus, off the bus' at the moment with the current plan to move to 30 Sigs by 2008.

This could be, of course, a load of bollox so we will just have to AS AR

:D
 
#11
KnifeFightingMonkey said:
Don't quote me but I believe the plan goes a little like this:

22 Sigs will form as a QGS regiment taking the 3 existing gurkha squadrons(at 30, 21 and 2 sigs) and amalgamating them. The new regiment will be using Ptarmigan and will be co located with 30 Sigs.

As far as 21 Sigs goes there is a lot of 'on the bus, off the bus' at the moment with the current plan to move to 30 Sigs by 2008.

This could be, of course, a load of bollox so we will just have to AS AR

:D
this was the last i heard aswell
 
#12
Having checked I believe that the current plan is for 21 Sigs to co-locate with 30 Sigs, although I am not sure about the QGS part? Due to be in loc by 2009.

One option (currently) for 22 Sigs is RAF Stafford - but the final decision has not yet been taken, it is part of a much wider review within HQ LAND. 22 Sigs will form with Ptarmigan initially and then Falcon.
 
#13
So what we're saying is nobody knows where anybody is going to be!!!!!
 

PK

Old-Salt
#14
I think it would be safe to say that :lol:
 
#15
I've heard RAF Stafford mentioned more than a few times; a northern location is seen as preferable as it broadens the geographical options for PPPs.

It will be a trunk regiment, but I don't know about it being 3 Gurkha Sqns; I doubt very much that this will happen.

I agree with the 21 Sigs move and timings; the reason is that Bath is just outside the scope/radius of 'large' training areas in the UK, and there is a drive to look at co-locating units in the future a la 7/16/628 in Bruggen.

CH
 
#16
ChickenHeart said:
I agree with the 21 Sigs move and timings; the reason is that Bath is just outside the scope/radius of 'large' training areas in the UK,
I suppose less than an hour away from the plain and slap bang on the M4, dire location, quick lets move it to the arrse end on nowhere. the only thing good going for 21 was it's location. Or will the move have anything to do with property and land around Bath being rather desireable to civvie business and worth quite a bit. :roll:
 
#17
Well most replies to this thread are close but the current information to the location and make-up of 22 Sigs is contained on the Soinc web site which is available to those with intranet , from the land home page and then onto the army site and hit G6, in brief it will be based hopefully at RAF stafford and then will consist of a Sqn from 3 ADSR (222) one from 21SR (248) and one from 2 sigs . and will have Ptarmigan at first and then Falcon when theres enough money to buy it.
 
#18
gods-child said:
Well most replies to this thread are close but the current information to the location and make-up of 22 Sigs is contained on the Soinc web site which is available to those with intranet , from the land home page and then onto the army site and hit G6, in brief it will be based hopefully at RAF stafford and then will consist of a Sqn from 3 ADSR (222) one from 21SR (248) and one from 2 sigs . and will have Ptarmigan at first and then Falcon when theres enough money to buy it.
RAF Stafford. That gives the impression that its close to something, i.e. stafford. Come on, break the illusion, its in the middle of nowhere isnt it???

I work with the RAF (only squaddie in the office) and they cringe when i mention some of the places we end up with, like Brawdy for instance.

Boney
 
#19
boney_m said:
RAF Stafford. That gives the impression that its close to something, i.e. stafford. Come on, break the illusion, its in the middle of nowhere isnt it???

Boney
I had a look the other day and it appears to be right next to Stafford. The local MP is doing his 'bit' to keep an MOD presence there etc. If you have'nt got any paint to watch drying you could look at his website:

http://www.davidkidney.labour.co.uk/ViewPage.cfm?Page=1205

The RAF website only has a small bit about RAF Stafford:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/stations/gen_base.html
 
#20
Interesting to note from their website that the MP for Stafford is lobbying for the Defence College of Communications and Information Systems to be located there as well.

Boney
 

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