Arborfield - selling off bits?

Discussion in 'REME' started by Sympathetic_Reaction, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    Just had a look at the following post:

    and on the disposal list quoted are:

    West Court REME Officers mess
    Hazebrouck Barracks
    Rowecroft Barracks

    Now I know I've been out of the loop for a while, but we closing the place down or are they just selling the bits they'll get the cash for?

  2. Is West Court still the Corps Officers Mess?
  3. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    no's been 7 years since I was last there, but some good memories of watching people fountain diving.
  4. I've not been there since around 1995/6 or so.

    I'm sure the pond there has seen many a party!
  5. arborfield going going gone -

    Phase 2 reme being moved to tri service in wales guys
  6. I reckon Westcourt must be worth a few quid!
  7. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    Is that the one that hasn't been built yet in St. Athan ?
  8. yep but why let a little thing like that get in ur way
  9. Bordon's going too. Although not sold as yet. Not before 2012 though.
  10. The MGS guys on the gate have been tod that their jobs are safe until at least 2020.

    SEME may be moving to St Athan, that's very old news, but apparently although most of the Trade Training Area will be sold off, the barracks will be occupied by some infantry mob.

    Similar rumours went round about Aldershot Garrison closing down, just because the Para's were moving out.
  11. I'd be surprised if those clots could even count to 20.

    The business case hasn't been signed yet. Until then, anything is fair game.
  12. Duty rumour is that the whole DTR package is still unaffordable, and with the slating that PFI/PPPs got in the last few days newspapers, it could all grind to a big halt. Also, selling of Arborfield and Bordon is predicated on getting "x" amount for the land, in order to build lots of small Barrett Boxes for southerner commuter type people. With current property prices, MOD may only be able to sell the land for "y", which may render DTR even more unaffordable.

    Fountain is still there, lake is as murky as ever, and there may be quite a few swimmers in there over the next couple of weeks!
  13. Did they? I was there at the time and don't remember that.
  14. Sorry nearly forgot you, your still a cock. :D
  15. Who's a cock? Me or Stab?