Muttley, What AL are you on at the moment? I think its AL 56 this week. The word on the street (as of 18:34 GMT) is rumours of Dishcloth now in the equation. The previous official rumour was Dishcloth closing and assests moving South and South East. Seems to have changed again.
I hear Nethers is going to have all Tristars and C17s by the end of May 08. Topcliffe is getting four Sqns of Typhoon and the AAC will take charge of all Through Deck Carriers based at North Luffenham.
Mutts, the news changes almost weekly at the moment as no firm decision has been made (I know, what a suprise). The latest rumour mentioned North as well as South and South East. If your doc was dated last month, it'll be out of date
Your posting order is on its way. You'll have to do your conversion in Albania though. I'd make you a Sqn Ldr but I know you wouldnt want the drop in status....or pay.
Can i please officially start the rumour that all groundcrew are moving to Honolulu with a detachment in Miami (only during spring break of course) and a school of excellence in Vegas ('Las' not Johnny) !!!
I don't think that the overall plan (Belvedere) has really changed much in the long term. Lynx moving to Dishcloth is only an interim measure and AH moving to Wattashame is just a sensible fast forward. The plan is still for all Lynx to be in Benson eventually, although I believe that this is more relevant to BRH than legacy A/C. This means that the Sqns should be in place down south (Benson) ready to receive the first rollout of BRH by late 2013 - IMHO this would mean moving down from late 2012 in preparation. It is worth noting that the new Lynx is not going to be a delivery en masse and the rollout could take 2-3 years (not accounting for delays) probably in batches of 4 A/C every few months.
All of the above is only my (slightly informed) opinion which is, like everyone elses, worth shite.
MPSman, your right, however with project Belvedere there will be two AH Regiments at Wattisham, they will have 3 AH Squadrons however instead of 2. You will also be aware as you work for ATIL that as yet the Wattisham simulator building has only 1 simulator so bringing the dishforth one down will indeed mean there are 2.
Thanks Floppy and Red, it was Belvedere that I read about. Apache to Wattisham and Lynx to Benson, Lyneham, or Yeovilton. Surely Yeovilton makes sense as the RN will have both there BRH and SCMR versions of F Lynx on the same station which will make life a lot easier for maintenance and spares etc?
What is wrong with Dishcloth???? I spent a happy year up there before resigning my position. York is just down the road, You have the Dales to fool about in and the Hub of the universe just 50 minutes journey away (Skipton that is!!!)
If You really want to go south there are multiple major routes within the hour, but i can't possibly see how anyone would want to desert Gods County for the 'Smoke'