Timescale wanted for Force's Rosyth move
Published 19 Oct 2012 17:00 2 Comments
FIFE'S Defence Transition Task Force is asking for clear timescales for the Army's move to bases at MoD Caledonia in Rosyth and RAF Leuchars.
In a letter to Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Defence, the task force reiterated the need for detailed information at an early stage so the public sector and local communities are aware of the implications, and can plan for demand for services such as education and health.
Fife Council leader Alex Rowley, chair of the task force, said, "Fife is committed to preparing for any service provision issues arising from the transition to the Army and we welcome the continuing engagement of the MoD as we move towards the transition.
"However, it's vital that we have an early indication of the numbers and make up of incoming Army personnel to allow service planning activities to be undertaken effectively.
"The continuing uncertainty over the timescales for the decision-making process and lead in time for responding to the changes means that the current position is very difficult for all concerned."
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Oct 19, 18:44
Oct 21, 23:44
Its a sham, move the Marines, Jets and Navy out of Scotland and replace them with low cost, minimum infastructure Army Barracks.
Keep the headcount up and reduce the £350pp spent on the Military in Scotland (compared to £1750pp in the south of England) even further.
Although any investment is good, its a very small bit of compensation
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