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
That is a silly idea. We all know what would happen then. Dont we.
Yes thats 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.
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.
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.