22 Sigs - Where then ?

Where for 22

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  • UK

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  • Germany (well lets face it - Elmpt)

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  • One of the many RAF bases soon to be "Vacated"

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  • Some S**t Hole of a former RLC base in the Midlands

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  • Colchester - We're always up for a fight

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  • Aldershot - 'cos its rather empty right now

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#1
OK, so its in Black and White - 22 Sigs to re-form with a FALCON role

Where ?

Remember - discussions like these are a major input to policy
 
#4
Somewhere oop north. Cos the govt can make loadsacash from selling all our bases in the south.
 
#6
Lippstadt!!!!!!!

Oh you cruel cruel man!
 
#7
ive been informed by a good source it will be topcliffe near thirsk when 40 regt RA move or possibly marne barracks when 5 regt move. either way its one of the arty regts in the north that will make way for 22 sigs
 
#8
Kirton-in-Lindsey is an ideal place - no hills, trees, large bushes, buildings, people, animals, birds or vehicles to interfere with radio equipment :wink:
 
#9
Aldershot,

There are plenty of run down, disused, not maintained properly since they were built in the 50s, would be unfit for habitation in any other walk of life other than the Army, barracks there. :cry: :cry:
 
#10
chicken_jim wrote


There are plenty of run down, disused, not maintained properly since they were built in the 50s, would be unfit for habitation in any other walk of life other than the Army, barracks there.

That is a silly idea. We all know what would happen then. Don’t we.

Yes that’s right, just after 22 move in, there would be a multimillion Deutschmark, OH sorry, Pound refit of all the old accommodation to ensure it was OH sorry, is up to the SLAM grade 1 physical condition.

Then 22 would have to leave and the poor suffering illegal immigrants could take over with their extended families and destroy the place, then the Stadt, Oh sorry , local council would claim a new refit from the EU and then sell them off a a Fu*kin massive profit.

So everybody wins except the singlies - Again.
 
#11
The rumour, this being a rumour-run site, is that 22 will reform as a Ptarmigan General Support Unit in April '07, eventually changing to FALCON) and it's home is likely to be at RAF Stafford which is in the process, according to the media, of being closed down as the Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) is being relocated to RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.
 
#12
TWAM_MAN, that story is similar to the one I heard, however it might be worth just waiting to see ;-)
 
#13
RAF Stafford

You're right Stafford is the place that 22 Sigs will re-form at. Catterick and Topcliffe have no room hence why they are closing the Crabs down at Stafford
 

stab

Old-Salt
#14
Ah, but assuming it does form up at Stafford, what will it provide and who will it report to? - 1 Bde, 11 Bde or even 12 Group ?
 
#16
do we really care , where 22 sigs will be?. lets just wait and see and stop resurecting the same old thread!
 
#18
stab said:
Ah, but assuming it does form up at Stafford, what will it provide and who will it report to? - 1 Bde, 11 Bde or even 12 Group ?
Got to be 1 Sig Bde, cos tranche 1 is the ARRC.
 
#19
CardinalSin said:
stab said:
Ah, but assuming it does form up at Stafford, what will it provide and who will it report to? - 1 Bde, 11 Bde or even 12 Group ?
Got to be 1 Sig Bde, cos tranche 1 is the ARRC.
From the info that I have been given they will also be part of 12 Sig Gp as well, don't ask me why!!! That is from an up to date briefing as well
 

stab

Old-Salt
#20
Seems to me then that if it's Stafford, and being part of 12 Group that could be a 1 Bde asset. Therefore, 12 Group should move it's HQ from Donnington to Stafford, the whole site being under the control of the Regional Bde (143) - makes sense!. Given that 1 Bde are first to get Falcon (assuming it ever arrives) and that currently, they are part of the ARRC, then 22 should get Ptarmigan to form up with but be prepared to get Falcon. 33, 34 and 35 (already part of 12 Gp) could then get Falcon to thus provide a reinforcing role to 22, 7 and 16. This is all very sensible but assumes that:

a) Falcon will ever arrive (could Bowman talk to Cormorant?)
b) The ARRC remains in Germany
c) That 1 and 11 remain separate entitys in the long term
d) That anyone cares.
 

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