RAF Lossiemouth to stay yet RAF Leauchars goes to the Army?

Discussion in 'Royal Air Force' started by spike7451, May 10, 2011.

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  1. spike7451

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    News report in the Guardian says so but MOD says no?...End of the day it job's,votes politics.

    Defence officials decide fate of two Scottish bases | UK news | guardian.co.uk

  2. The bit about it being handed over to the Army sounds a little suspect to me. While it would make good sense in theory to stick a Brigade from Germany into Scotland, unless or until some decent armoured training areas are provided, it can't happen. It'll be interesting to see how keen the Scottish Executive are to have troops based in Scotland, demonstrated by whether they facilitate the provision of those training areas. I suspect it'll come down to no training areas, no troops, no more money in the local economy.