Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Red Arrows to stay based in Lincs...

Great news to hear that the Red Arrows are to remain based in Lincolnshire.

The Labour Government has confirmed that the world-famous aerobatics team are be based at RAF Waddington, a couple of miles south of Lincoln, rather than at Scampton as at present, but still use the airspace around Scampton north of the city.

The Lincolnshire Echo has 'revealed' the news today.

In fact it was announced at a meeting of Lincolnshire County Council last week when Leader Martin Hill said he had received the news from the Ministry of Defence that day.

I took the opportunity to welcome the news that the Red Arrows are staying in Lincolnshire, the home of the Royal Air Force.

Why does it take nearly a week for the Echo to report the good news?

Unfortunately, the 'county newspaper' doesn't always cover even full council meetings.

UPDATE: The BBC has now caught up with the news...

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