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7/16 and 14 moving - what is the truth?

#1
I'm trying to pick my way through the rumours/bollox/truth of these proposed moves:

I hear that 14 are almost nailed on for Blandford, when the School goes to St Athan, notwithstanding a minor battle with the Inf for the site?

Are 7/16 thought to be moving to RAF Stafford or RAF Innsworth?
And what about a merger?

Are I getting warm?

CH
 
#2
I heard that representatives from 14 SR had visited Blandford to carry out a feasability study recently but i've also heard rumours about a Med unit moving in.

The plot thickens.......
 
#3
I can't believe that this thread has been open for about 12 hours and Outstanding hasn't given us the benefit of his opinion.
 
#4
Spliff-Boy said:
I can't believe that this thread has been open for about 12 hours and Outstanding hasn't given us the benefit of his opinion.
:D :D :D :D
 
#5
roadster280 said:
The only units that make sense for Blandford are ones without large numbers of heavyish vehicles, i.e HQs, AAC & Air Mobile troops. The roads are so crap, helos are the only sensible method of transport.

Don't get me wrong, I spent many happy years there, I have roots in Dorset, I like the place. But not for the likes of a field army Signal Regiment.
What!! And Haverfordwest is!!!!!
 
#6
R-280

All would make sense. I can still remember nightmare journeys from H-west to Ramsgate to go Ex in GE. And we were in Series 3s!!!!!

AY
 
#7
ChickenHeart said:
I'm trying to pick my way through the rumours/bollox/truth of these proposed moves:

I hear that 14 are almost nailed on for Blandford, when the School goes to St Athan, notwithstanding a minor battle with the Inf for the site?

Are 7/16 thought to be moving to RAF Stafford or RAF Innsworth?
And what about a merger?

Are I getting warm?

CH
If 7/16 move from Elmpt, Will the CDT Team become obsolete?
 
#8
[quote="Bad_to_the_bone]
If 7/16 move from Elmpt, Will the CDT Team become obsolete?[/quote]

Ha! The CDT boys always stop there on the way to and from the rest of the German units. Obviously it's coincidence that there are a number of offenders at that barracks.........

Quite like the idea of HQs/AAC(!) moving into Blandford. HQ ARRC for example with 7/16 up at Stafford?

And lets move 14 to somewhere decent for fecks sake - but ditch that shitty armour while we're at it.

CH
 
#11
From the local paper's website:

RAF ANNOUNCES IT WILL LEAVE BASE IN MARCH
09:00 - 08 June 2007

The Raf will leave Innsworth by March, it was announced.Last year the Government announced the base would close in a merger with RAF High Wycombe, but no set date was given.

The move will mean the loss of 1,800 military and civilian jobs. A spokesman for the MoD South West confirmed yesterday that as of March the site would no longer be used by the RAF. He said the future of the site was undecided. He said: "I can confirm the RAF will leave although the MoD will remain in the form of the triple PA - the People, Pay and Pensions Agency." The RAF said it was still looking at proposals to turn the site into the headquarters of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, should it return from Germany, although this would not happen until 2009. "This proposal is being studied in depth and a business case is being drawn up but an announcement is not expected until the Autumn," a spokesman said. Former Tewkesbury mayor Paul Ockelton, who lives in Innsworth, is keen the land is kept in military use. He is also interested to find out what aid measure and retraining the Government will put in place if future military use does not occur. However, a spokesman for the RAF said neither were being considered at the moment. He said: "That decision would be considered later, as the land might still be used."
and:

It comes after The Citizen revealed that the Ministry of Defence was including RAF Innsworth as one of the sites being considered as a potential UK base for NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). The multinational corps can deploy anywhere in the world within 14 days. Recent operations include Iraq and Afghanistan. It has also been indicated that 1 Signals Brigade and 102 Logistics Brigade could come to RAF Innsworth as part of the MoD's review of German-based forces. The RAF will move out of Innsworth by September 2008, ending a 68-year link with the site. The merger with RAF High Wycombe will result in the loss of 1,800 military and civilian jobs from Innsworth. Unless the Government finds another military use for the land, it will be sold.
 
#12
I heard 1 Sig Brigade was moving to Innsworth the other day. Currently looking at 2011/2012 not 2009 as the site currently is totally unsuitable. sub-standard accomadation and not enough quarters in a part of the world where land prices are astronomical.

So chances are they'll just stick everyone in the crap that'a there to save money rather than re-build it with z type and Puma as they should.
 
#13
smoojalooge said:
I heard 1 Sig Brigade was moving to Innsworth the other day. Currently looking at 2011/2012 not 2009 as the site currently is totally unsuitable. sub-standard accomadation and not enough quarters in a part of the world where land prices are astronomical.

So chances are they'll just stick everyone in the crap that'a there to save money rather than re-build it with z type and Puma as they should.
And thats different to where they are now how exactly?
 
#14
So they've jazzed up the MQ's on Javelin with Op Puma, done up a lot of other things on camp, cookhouse 'bistro' and the like , and they only moved the 2 units onto Javelin as it was cheaper to move a load of Signals on there than it would've been to clean up the environmental damage left by years of crab damage (allegedly) , so why spend even more money re locating them ? Is this an LOA cost cutting exercise, or did they decide having 2 regiments of Signals RIGHT on the Dutch border was a really bad idea after all given the amount of times CDT pay them a visit and its doing nothing for retention of our wayward 'recreational drug users'?
 
#15
scaleybint said:
So they've jazzed up the MQ's on Javelin with Op Puma, done up a lot of other things on camp, cookhouse 'bistro' and the like , and they only moved the 2 units onto Javelin as it was cheaper to move a load of Signals on there than it would've been to clean up the environmental damage left by years of crab damage (allegedly) , so why spend even more money re locating them ? Is this an LOA cost cutting exercise, or did they decide having 2 regiments of Signals RIGHT on the Dutch border was a really bad idea after all given the amount of times CDT pay them a visit and its doing nothing for retention of our wayward 'recreational drug users'?
Nope just another prime example of the MOD wasting money again.

Heaven forbid it could be spent on something useful like Body Armour or Rounds.
 
#16
From another thread on BORONA, if you have access to DII or LCCR you can see it all at this link:
www.land.army.r.mil.uk...20Home.htm
What appears likely is that as discussed, HQ ARRC will move to INNSWORTH beteen Jun 2009 and Jun 2011.

1 Sig Bde (full detail unclear) will move by 2013 with 102 Log Bde, to probably COSFORD - as INNSWORTH is too small for everyone.

It is most likely that 7 & 16 will move to COSFORD, but the ARRC SP Bn may go with HQ ARRC to INNSWORTH - depending on space.

Nothing clear yet on 14.

COs should be briefing Units soon.
 

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