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Lead or Rumour info - RAF Scampton ?

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Oxygen Thief, May 17, 2014.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    I've just been watching a program on the Dambusters who were based at Scampton. Plenty of recent footage and it looks mainly abandoned, including Guy Gibson's office in hangar no. 2.
     

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    Was 70 years to the day on the night of 16/17 May 1944 of the Dam Busters Raid (Operation Chastise)
     
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    Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows) are I believe still based at Scampton. There has been talk of a re-make of the film at the base, but the date keeps sliping.
     
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    I went on an air cadet camp there......The dam busters dog is buried there next to runway
     
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    Definitely still based here, apparently agreed to stay until end of the decade
     
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    ...depending on which rumour you believe! He's had about 4 graves over the years :)
     
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    Its really not abandoned, my dad was based there and recently went on a tour :)
     
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    Well the decorators need sacking then.
     
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    I didn't say it was closed, I said "mainly abandoned"

    You were there today and you didn't see any derelict bits? They were definitely there on TV.
     
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    The last time I was on site, "Niggers" grave was just below Guy Gibson's office, which has now been refurbished and looks fantastic. There are open days which allow you to walk from the main gate towards the runways, see the grave and enter one of the hanger (A T2 I think) which houses various collection of Reds stuff and other RAF items.
     
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    Wittering has recently received aircraft from Wyton, Tutors I think so flying will continue for a little longer.
     
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    Nothing in the movement plot of army units to UK from Germany over the next few years include RAF Scampton
     
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    There is also a civilian contractor operating from RAF Scampton, HHA fly former swiss air force Hawker Hunters on contract to MOD and QinetiQ.
     
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    There are a few derelit buildings at Scampton, some of which can be viewed from the A15. When I was on base these didn't look particularly exciting, predominantly empty basic accommodation.

    Guy Gibson's office isn't abandoned, it was recently restored by the Scampton Heritage Museum.
     
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