Valley would be a problem because of the number of flights generated by the training programme which would either get in the way or be adversely affected if there were (for some reason) multiple Q launches; also the popularity of putting a squadron of Typhoons in would probably be rather low, particularly amongst some of the locals who've been know to shine torches and use laser pens to show their displeasure at the noise...Isn't Valley the closest RAF station to Dublin, yet no-one has brought Valley up. Considering the proximity to ireland, would have thought about Welsh, or even Isle of Man, option would be considered.
Sorry, should've been clearer - I was talking about an EU mission modelled on AZOTIZE, rather than the creation of another NATO mission.Have to join NATO first and that would be a problem for the ROI.
I'd imagine certain people in the EU would love to demonstrate that the EU can do NATO-type missions as it would feed into their agenda regarding forces under unified control, etc, etc. Although the CAOC would probably have to move to expensively-built EU-only facilities in France, Germany and somewhere else to show this new, efficient way of working...