RAF Scampton to remain Home of the Red Arrows and ASACS

RAF Scampton is to remain the base for the Red Arrows and the RAF’s Air Surveillance and Control System until at least the end of the decade. Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said: “On cost and capability grounds, the ASACS infrastructure should remain at RAF Scampton. Additionally, the most effective way of operating the RAF Aerobatic Team without impacting on other flying is to stay at RAF Scampton…More information »

Confirming the end of RAF SAR

In a written ministerial statement, Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey, has confirmed the MoDs intention to end the military provision of search and rescue helicopter services. Military provision of SAR cover of the UK and Falkland Islands will end in Apr 16 with the retirement of the Sea King. The announcement comes as part of the long running Defence Rotary Wing Capability Study…More information »

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