MOD To Sell RAF Scampton

Posted on July 24, 2018

RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, which was also the headquarters of 617 Squadron as they prepared for the Dambusters mission in World War Two, has been home to the Red Arrows since 2000.Six hundred people currently work at the site near Lincoln.

The MoD is also closing RAF Linton on Ouse in North Yorkshire where 300 people work.  The base has been at the heart of RAF operations ever since, but after surviving countless rounds of defence cuts it is now being sold as the MoD tries to save billions of pounds. By 2022 the Red Arrows will move to another base. Sir Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, said he was “saddened” that the base, which is in his constituency, was to be sold “as part of cost-saving measures”.

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