Pikeys break into RAF Regiment Depot & steal equipment !!

#2
Yeah, amusing story on PPrune but we are talking about widely dispersed abandoned bits and pieces, on a site much larger than the average barracks, which has not been an operational airfield for what - fifteen years?
 
#3
What the RAF really need is some personnel who responsible for the security of RAF sites. Maybe they could apply to the MOD for some aggresive looking gnomes.
 
#4
hackle said:
Yeah, amusing story on PPrune but we are talking about widely dispersed abandoned bits and pieces, on a site much larger than the average barracks, which has not been an operational airfield for what - fifteen years?
But it does signal a wider malaise with relation to the RAF Regiment's views on security of kit. I give you the loss of weapons and ammunition in Iraq from... the RAF Regiment's armoury, in the RAF Regiment's compound, in the COB, protected by the RAF Regiment. This layered defence thing is [insert suitable phrase].
 
#6
Well, it's not a problem confined to just the Rockapes: Pikies distroyed a police helicopter just a few weeks ago.

Gypsies; living proof that Adolf had at least one good idea... :twisted:
 
#7
barbs said:
hackle said:
But it does signal a wider malaise with relation to the RAF Regiment's views on security of kit. I give you the loss of weapons and ammunition in Iraq from... the RAF Regiment's armoury, in the RAF Regiment's compound, in the COB, protected by the RAF Regiment. This layered defence thing is [insert suitable phrase].
Whilst I wouldnt normally defend the RAF Regt, what you quote here, is to my knowledge, inaccurate. I believe the incident to which you refer relates to RAF weapons, in an RAF armoury (portable type) which was within the RAF 'lines' at the COB protected at the inner most layer by RAF Guards. It did not involve RAF Regiment weapons specifically, and was not being guarded by the RAF Regiment at the time, except of course they were responsible for the COB GDA, in conjunction with the British Army.

The Army were also responsible in a number of other ways as well.

There were allegedly also a number of other armouries that suffered losses which were within Army lines, with Army weapons and guarded by the British Army. Just redressing the balance.
 
#8
dingerr said:
What the RAF really need is some personnel who responsible for the security of RAF sites. Maybe they could apply to the MOD for some aggresive looking gnomes.
Doesnt the MPGS guard Honington now?
 

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#9
I think this is a despicable(sp) crime. They should be hung for stealing of the RAf like that.




















Where are the lads from the RAF Regt going to get their high viz vests and hand warmers from now? Discusting.
 
#10
Killaloe said:
. Who was doing the guarding & defending the airfield ?
RAF police.(At least it was last time I was at Depot)

The RAF Regiment does not stag on in the UK.(although they may contribute one or two crows to a stations guard when the scuffers are on their hols.)
 
#11
Nothing new, Bassingbourn lost some Pigs that were used as targets on the 66mm range. Just drove in put them on the back of a truck and drove out. Also lots of beds (old metal one) form the emergency stores.
 
#12
insert-coin-here said:
Killaloe said:
. Who was doing the guarding & defending the airfield ?
RAF police.(At least it was last time I was at Depot)

The RAF Regiment does not stag on in the UK.(although they may contribute one or two crows to a stations guard when the scuffers are on their hols.)
Your out of touch chum. The RAF Police no longer routinely do gate guard and havent for a few years, its all MPGS and Stn Guards in the UK. Unless of course they are rostered as guards, same as the crows.
 
#13
ICATQ said:
barbs said:
hackle said:
But it does signal a wider malaise with relation to the RAF Regiment's views on security of kit. I give you the loss of weapons and ammunition in Iraq from... the RAF Regiment's armoury, in the RAF Regiment's compound, in the COB, protected by the RAF Regiment. This layered defence thing is [insert suitable phrase].
Whilst I wouldnt normally defend the RAF Regt, what you quote here, is to my knowledge, inaccurate. I believe the incident to which you refer relates to RAF weapons, in an RAF armoury (portable type) which was within the RAF 'lines' at the COB protected at the inner most layer by RAF Guards. It did not involve RAF Regiment weapons specifically, and was not being guarded by the RAF Regiment at the time, except of course they were responsible for the COB GDA, in conjunction with the British Army.

The Army were also responsible in a number of other ways as well.

There were allegedly also a number of other armouries that suffered losses which were within Army lines, with Army weapons and guarded by the British Army. Just redressing the balance.
WTF? I never said any such thing as the quote you apparently attribute to me. I spoke up for the Rocks before you did. ;)
 
#14
Reading the link, the lights weren't nicked from the airfield. It was the approach lights which were in the fields surrounding the old airfield and not MOD property.

Seeing as Honington hasn't been a flying unit since the mid-90's, hardly a biggie.
 
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