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RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by baz1 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 pm

yes maybe your right just the way I read it.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Agent K » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:50 am

Thanks Wes/Baz yeh I was referring to Marshalls! apologies for any confusion caused.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by baz1 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:28 am

no probs Agent K

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Snoop 95 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:22 am

It was announced on BBC local tv this morning that the closure of RAF Mildenhall has been delayed by at least nine years. Great! Not sure where that leaves the actual date, but very good news for FC'ers!

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by skidrow » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:51 am

Official date is 2027 but word is 2029 is now the expected date.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Ghost from above » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:40 pm

Marshalls going to Scampton would help HHA not having to relocate.
Stand by unlikely to be Wyton too much cost to upgrade the runway and taxiways whilst Scampton has been reasonably maintained.
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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Agent K » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 pm

Ghost from above wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Marshalls going to Scampton would help HHA not having to relocate.
Stand by unlikely to be Wyton too much cost to upgrade the runway and taxiways whilst Scampton has been reasonably maintained.
You seriously think the whole Marshall’s workforce will sell up home and move to Lincolnshire?

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Ghost from above » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm

Just comparing rough size by size as Mildenhall would be to big for Marshalls on there own
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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Agent K » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 am

Ghost from above wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Just comparing rough size by size as Mildenhall would be to big for Marshalls on there own
They wouldn't, necessarily, need to take the whole of Mildenhall and all the buildings? and it would then mean it still was commutable without upheaval of the whole workforce and the logistics.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by andrewn » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 am

Agent K wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 am
Ghost from above wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Just comparing rough size by size as Mildenhall would be to big for Marshalls on there own
They wouldn't, necessarily, need to take the whole of Mildenhall and all the buildings? and it would then mean it still was commutable without upheaval of the whole workforce and the logistics.
Mildenhall, is NOT on the shortlist for MCE relocation, the three options are Cranfield, Duxford or Wyton. Cranfield being the obvious candidate, despite not being in Cambridgeshire!

The reason why MH never made the shortlist is either because the USAF intend to keep it or its already earmarked for housing. The former hopefully.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Agent K » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 pm

andrewn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 am
Agent K wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 am
Ghost from above wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Just comparing rough size by size as Mildenhall would be to big for Marshalls on there own
They wouldn't, necessarily, need to take the whole of Mildenhall and all the buildings? and it would then mean it still was commutable without upheaval of the whole workforce and the logistics.
Mildenhall, is NOT on the shortlist for MCE relocation, the three options are Cranfield, Duxford or Wyton. Cranfield being the obvious candidate, despite not being in Cambridgeshire!

The reason why MH never made the shortlist is either because the USAF intend to keep it or its already earmarked for housing. The former hopefully.
I know, just giving a response to the previous comment.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by UKdragon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 pm

Here's an update on "The Hall" (as we called it long ago during my spotting days!).
At the Air & Space Power Conference in London today, I asked USAFE commander General Harrigan what the latest closure date was.
His reply: 2027

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 pm

UKdragon wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 pm
... "The Hall" (as we called it long ago during my spotting days!).
...and it still is - this forum is full of the short form.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by sft » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:38 am

Regarding Mildenhall not being of interest to Marshalls.... isnt the major issue the US 2 pin 110volt electrical system?

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:41 am

Yes That's why the plan to move Harriers from Cottesmore and Wittering in the mid 90s to.....

Bentwaters and Woodbridge went down the toilet

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:47 am

It doesn't matter who takes on the site, the electrical infrastructure will need replacing probably from the point of connection to the distribution network.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by skidrow » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:15 am

Back in the 90s it may have been an issue regarding the 2 pin 110v electrics but this has since been replaced by the UK standard so no that isn't a problem.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by tornado17 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:22 pm

UKdragon wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Here's an update on "The Hall" (as we called it long ago during my spotting days!).
At the Air & Space Power Conference in London today, I asked USAFE commander General Harrigan what the latest closure date was.
His reply: 2027

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On Friday (19th) evening on BBC Local News programme for Gloucestershire while reporting on Friday's RIAT, they spoke to, I believe, the Base Commander who said that the Rivet Joint move from Mildenhall to Fairford is happening. He didn't mention the date but stated that $962 million was being spend on the infrastructure to support the Rivet Joints and there would be an increase of just under 1000 military personnel moving to the base. There would also around 1200 family members moving there too which will bring an economic boost to Fairford town and the local area.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by andrewn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:07 pm

Sheesh, a billion USD to support 3 jets max. Plus all the money going into Spang and RS... I wonder whether anybody has shared the business case for this with Trump yet?

Edit: Actually Tornado, that cant be right. You sure he didn't say 96.2 million?

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by tornado17 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:57 am

andrewn wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Sheesh, a billion USD to support 3 jets max. Plus all the money going into Spang and RS... I wonder whether anybody has shared the business case for this with Trump yet?

Edit: Actually Tornado, that cant be right. You sure he didn't say 96.2 million?
It may have been, I can't remember, my memory's not what it use to be!! I've triedto find the news report but without success. I'll try and find it when I get home after RIAT.

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