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Culdrose and Yeovilton

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Is Culdrose and Yeovilton being kept going as closing them would cause economic ruin for the area and its inhabitants?
I remember when St Merryn closed--HMS Vulture --a name the wrens hated- there was much concern that the local economy would collapse. A meat processing plant moved in so many local jobs were saved.
But what of the remaining two ?
How long can they be artificially sustained?
I have been to Culdrose once when my wife was there for a few days writing a report on the newly established sanitary towel incinerators in the wrens quarters.
 
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RAF St Mawgan?
Newquay!!
If you don't know it have a look and compare it with the delights of Helston and Yeovil, Comparisons can be odious however.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
RAF St Mawgan?
Newquay!!
If you don't know it have a look and compare it with the delights of Helston and Yeovil, Comparisons can be odious however.
What on earth are you on about now? VL and CU are a complete difference to St Mawgan.

Oh, yeah. You’re a complete and utter ****.
******.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
RAF St Mawgan?
Newquay!!
If you don't know it have a look and compare it with the delights of Helston and Yeovil, Comparisons can be odious however.
I've lived in Cornwall over 40 years, I do know them, thankyou. Newquay wouldn't be able to take them all as it's too small, also it would have to share with commercial. The rest of it, RAF St Mawgan doesn't have any flying squadrons, in fact the RMP have taken over some of it.

Do some research first, you can then answer your own questions.
 
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Them all!
You aver that the might of the current West Country AA would engulf the availability of size and facilities St mawgan has to offer, You are fooling yourself notwithstanding 40 years servitude in Cornwall. It could well cope. The commercial side of it would need to go elsewhere. Culdrose sports a runway some 1 and a half miles long .When was that last used?
 
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Alfacharlie

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Them all!
You aver that the might of the current West Country AA would engulf the availability of size and facilities St mawgan has to offer, You are fooling yourself notwithstanding 40 years servitude in Cornwall. It could well cope. The commercial side of it would need to go elsewhere. Culdrose sports a runway some 2 and a half miles long .When was that last used?
Have you just had a skeg at a BINA?
@Waspie will probably know my drift.

Oh, I nearly forgot......

You’re a complete twat.
 

redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
@robert2
Have a google of what aircraft operate from Culdrose. You might be in for a surprise.

There have been many occasions when I have been sat at the traffic lights at lunchtime waiting as the jets have been doing touch and goes and ATC haven't turned the lights green again.

Many tourist have been in for a shock after buying houses after viewing them in August and then finding they are located under the runway flight path when the airfield comes back from summer leave.

St mawgan is not a active RAF airfield having sold the airfield and runway to Cornwall County Council who have turned it to Newquay Airport.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Since when did CU have a 2.5 mile runway??? Try 1800metres!!!

RAF Wadington has the longest MILITARY runway in the country at 1.7 miles!!!

R2 you do talk some bollox!!!!

Oh, an add on!

HMS Gannet at Prestwick airport in Ayrshire operated a military unit at a civilian airfield.
In fact, I never ever understood why Prestwick wasn't used as the main West Coast airport, (ie over Glasgow). Pwk's weather was way better than Glasgows, It was big enough to take all major heavy civilian and military aircraft. American MAC even operated out of it.
 

WreckerL

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Super Moderator
@robert2 , the others of the FAA variety on here have explained in greater detail than I why you are talking rubbish.

My time in Cornwall isn't servitude, I chose to live here and quite like it except when elderly buffoons like yourself snarl up the roads in your underpowered cars dragging tin tents behind you.
 

Waspie

War Hero
I just love the comment in post 1 from our R2. He's spent a few days there in the dark past and he feels competent enough to comment on operational qualities today!!!

Priceless!!!

I worked there when it was a Junglie base, then trained as aircrew there, but hey - he quite obviously knows so much more than everyone else who has served at the base.

I note also it was his wife that was 'working' there too. Writing on sanitary towel incinerators!!! Well we can all see that he still gives her much to write about!!!!!
 

redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
I guess as I have only spent two thirds of my career there my time is eclipsed by his one visit to see the Tampax towers incinerator.
 

Chris P

Lantern Swinger
I think he's totally confused, talking out of his arse might be better than the shit ..er brown stuff coming out of his mouth!!
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Sorry mate, BINA not a term I'm familiar with. I left in 92 and can't recollect it!!!
No worries. It’s a ‘Flight Information Publication’ for British Isles and North Atlantic.

Had to think about that myself for a bit and I’ve only been out 12 years.
 

Waspie

War Hero
No worries. It’s a ‘Flight Information Publication’ for British Isles and North Atlantic.

Had to think about that myself for a bit and I’ve only been out 12 years.
Ahh gotcha. Part of what we refered to as FLIPS, flight information publications!!! Or in my lingo, the little red book!!! We carried so bloody many!!!
 
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