Flogging off real estate

Discussion in 'Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)' started by ugly, May 23, 2012.

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    As it seems we dont have a navy big enough to fill the serpentine and its biggest boats can fit inside the Thames Barrier perhaps we should be looking at flogging off some Naval real estate ie Pompey, Plymouth etc. Whilst I am at it can we flog off the airfields as we dont seem to be able to afford any planes and when they do arrive we will be parking them on the Navy tub anyway so we can get rid of the airfields and all AT would be cheaper with easyjet/bryan air etc!

    Right thats the deficit sorted, whats next?
     
  2. Half of Plymouth south yard already has been flogged off to Princess Yachts, personally I think that we should operate in only North Yard now and sell the rest of the dockyard (Morris and South yards and Bull Point). In Pompey we could comfortably sell the areas from Trafalgar to unicorn gates to Fountain Lake and still have enough real estate to operate in. Chivenor over at Cmdo Log Rgmt could sell its airfield and either Culdrose or Yeovil specialise in rotary wing the other in fixed to then allow for one of those bases to be downsized.


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  4. There's plenty of unused, derelict barracks laying around in Aldershot, they could easily be disposed of and created into housing. Fort Blockhouse is being used for precisely nothing except storing about 40 ISO containers for a field hospital, so that could be converted into swanky flats.
     
  5. Tewkesbury's been flogged, just after they did a major overhaul of the sheds!
     
  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    100% normal in nationalised industries!