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Military airfield closures , or not !

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5MAAPS
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Military airfield closures , or not !

Post by 5MAAPS » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:37 am

Have I missed something here , or have some of these airfields not really closed after all ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43841401

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Re: Military airfield closures , or not !

Post by jem60 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:09 am

I never realised that R.A.F Halton was in Cheshire!!!!. That was one hell of a drive every week-end when I was a Staff Cadet on 613 Gliding School!!. :) :)

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Re: Military airfield closures , or not !

Post by 5MAAPS » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:57 am

Indeed , must have been a bit of a shock for Halton . I'm also curious as to where they think the runway is at Molesworth , reckon that went more than 30 years ago !

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Re: Military airfield closures , or not !

Post by reheat module » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:49 am

Some wonderful infrastructure in place at Wyton, just ripe for flattening in preparation for new housing...
Halton confuses me, sure it was Bucks - HP22 5PG sticks in my mind (not bad after 40yrs) and all that time marching up and down that hill behind a goat and a pipe band...
I do miss my time in the RAF, but every month it reminds me how great it was with a lovely big cheque
I used to hate maths, but then realised that decimals do indeed have a point...

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Re: Military airfield closures , or not !

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:47 am

Looks like someone at the Beeb has updated the article relocated Halton to Bucks where it belongs.

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