Julian Bray NUJ, EQUITY, MMC,
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Subject: PRESS RELEASE - Vara backs Red Arrows move to RAF Wittering
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Sent: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:31
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Shailesh Vara MP
North West Cambridgeshire
For Immediate Release
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Shailesh Vara MP welcomes Red Arrows possible move to RAF Wittering
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is closing RAF Scampton home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. RAF Wittering has been identified as one of three RAF bases which could be a potential suitable future location.
The information was in a letter to Shailesh Vara MP from Tobias Ellwood, Minister MoD. Clearly Mr Ellwood has yet to master the delights of email!
The Red Arrows are the world’s premier acrobatic display team and work is ongoing to ensure that they can continue showcasing their incredible skills, as well as supporting British industry, Armed Forces recruitment and defence diplomacy.
The MoD, in collaboration with the RAF and the Civil Aviation Authority, will now be carrying out further detailed studies to assess the suitability of the potential site.
Commenting MP Shailesh Vara said: “It would be a privilege to have RAF Wittering as the home of the Red Arrows. They epitomise the values of the RAF and would be a very welcome addition to the local community and economy. I will be following the process closely and very much hope that RAF Wittering is found to be the most suitable location.”