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RAF Lyneham To Close  
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2507 times:

I just saw a snippet on the news this morning that RAF Lyneham is going to close. I assume everything will transfer to Brize Norton. Anyone got more info?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2459 times:

If they do it like the planned closure of Twente AB of the Dutch AF the equipment will be sold and employees fired.


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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Not when they are still involved in a War.


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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Not until 2012 it seems.

http://news.mod.uk/news_headline_story.asp?newsItem_id=2509


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Sad if true, but mooted for many years.

Anyone seen the TV programme on ITV1 for the past few weeks about the base and the C-130 ops during the recent Iraq war?
Interesting to see the C-130J on operations.


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Personally, I think it makes sense.

Why keep the herks at their own separate little base 30km (?) from the rest of the RAF's strategic transport?



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Yep, makes life easier to put all your aircraft on one airfield where they can be bombed all at once.

Reminds you of Pearl Harbor doesn't it.

Frankly smaller but more numerous bases are the way to go.



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Frankly smaller but more numerous bases are the way to go.

With all the extra logistics hassle?

Even if the RAF decided that it was appropriate to split their transport assets between 2 bases, surely they wouldn't choose 2 very close to each other?

The current situation has most of the hassle of separate bases, but few of the benefits.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

I dunno.

I spent my whole time in Germany on smaller posts that held either a battalion or a Brigade sized unit.

Smaller target, more surviable, and I think you end up developing a closer relationship with the towns you are around.

The military stops being this big unknown giant entity.



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