Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

Clerk: Derek Patience
29 Priory Gardens, Stamford

Tel: 01780 753066

New Base for the Red Arrows

New Base for the Red Arrows

RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire is the home of the Royal Air

Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. This base is due to

close over the next few years.

The Red Arrows are considered to be the world's premier

aerobatic display team and thus their relocation has,

understandably, generated significant interest. Work has

been ongoing to determine the most suitable future home

and to ensure that they can continue their vital work in

showcasing the skills and values of the RAF, supporting

British industry, assisting in defence diplomacy and aiding

recruitment for the Armed Forces.

The Ministry of Defence has currently identified three sites

that could be a potentially suitable future location for the Red

Arrows. These are RAF Wittering, along with RAF Leeming

and RAF Waddington.

The Ministry of Defence will now be carrying out detailed

studies to assess the suitability of the sites as a potential

basing solution. In tandem with this work, the RAF are

liaising with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with a view to

designing and allocating the airspace that the Red Arrows

require in order to conduct display training. I can assure you

that the RAF will be collaborating with key stakeholders in

the local area to further refine the design of this airspace, as

part of the formal CAA Airspace Change Process. It is not

possible to say where this airspace will be located until this

process has concluded.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:02 by Mark Bush

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