Lyneham to stay open - army to move in

#1
just been announced on the local HTV news that RAF Lyneham is to stay open, new unit to move in by 2013 and will probably go over to the army as some sort of training establishment
 
#3
Talk at our place was that the REME Phase 2 training establishments are moving in.

Berlin
 
#6
Move the Paras there? Probably far to sensible a plan to have the nutters who jump out of planes living near the planes they jump out of.
 
#7
Read the link, many thanks TFM. Liam Fox stated that Army will comprise five multirole brigades and that 19 Light Brigade will be stood down. He made no mention of the future of 16 Air Assault Brigade which along with the Parachute Regiment has been subject of speculation. Hopefully 16 AA Bde and the Paras will remain intact.
 
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#9
RM Condor to close, Royal to consolidate in the South West. Seems sensible. Arbroath's a hole.
 
#11
Closing Condor is a good idea, it is a shit hole.

But the Royals to be taken over by the Army? F**k me sideways thats daft. Army will reduce their training and make them into another line regt, just to bin them later for lack of seniority.

Didn't think you could get much worse than labour in defence terms, this lot have reached a whole new level of stupidity.

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Pararegtom

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#13
Move the Paras there? Probably far to sensible a plan to have the nutters who jump out of planes living near the planes they jump out of.


This was the speculation when the regt left the shot, what happened Coli no ****ing A/C near the base. fcuk knows why we left the shot. Farnbourgh and Lyneham, and Brize just down the road, dozy cnuts. Now we have Runways and no Airframes ****ing brilliant planning you fuckwits
 
#16


Unfortunately the MOD quote is somewhat light on detail. "An MoD spokeswoman said the plan was to move all the posts at the two REME bases in Berkshire and Bordon in Hampshire to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire."

What she failed to mention was that the whole REME function is likely to become absorbed into a newly increased logistic function and that large parts of the existing REME are likley to become reservist or be outsourced piecemeal. The success of the repair facilities in ISAF have been the catalyst in this and whilst many will say that professional military mechanical engineering input must remain, it does not follow that the whole workforce needs to have military expertise.
 
#17
If memory serves, the actual announcement said @ the preferred option IS TO MOVE TWO Technical Units based in Hampshire into the site by 2013 and then if all goes according to plan , by 2015 RAF Lyneham will be the Army's Technical Training establishment in U.K."
 
#18
Emphasis on " PREFERRED OPTION" caveat. No definite promise to keep it military or which units might be based there.
There's still achance that Eddie Shah will turn the place into a Housing Estate and theme park!
 
#19
Emphasis on " PREFERRED OPTION" caveat. No definite promise to keep it military or which units might be based there.
There's still achance that Eddie Shah will turn the place into a Housing Estate and theme park!

There is very little chance of that. The move to Lyneham is pretty much set, this will stop the sale of any more of the MSQ estate. The actual layout and numbers/name of units is also well on the way to completion and release. What will be difficult is the expectation management. Timescale is also a problem as the moves are needed now, bt the infrastructure needs both altering and building and designs, competition and contracts have not even been started!!
 

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