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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/RAF Boulmer
RAF Boulmer is a Royal Air Force station near Alnwick in Northumberland.
In 1953 present day RAF Boulmer was opened as an Air Defence Control Centre, protecting the airspace of the United Kingdom.
In late July 2004 it was announced that RAF Boulmer would close, with the majority of its functions transferring to RAF Scampton.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/RAF_Boulmer   (176 words)

 Facts about topic: (RAF Boulmer)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RAF Boulmer is a Royal Air Force (The airforce of Great Britain) station near Alnwick (additional info and facts about Alnwick) in Northumberland (The northernmost county of England; has many Roman remains (including Hadrian's Wall)).
In 1953 present day RAF Boulmer was opened as an Air Defence Control Centre, protecting the airspace of the United Kingdom (A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland).
In late July 2004 it was announced that RAF Boulmer would close, with the majority of its functions transferring to RAF Scampton (additional info and facts about RAF Scampton).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/raf_boulmer2.htm   (209 words)

 NE Diary 1939-45; Background Information - Sections 1 to 6
RAF Boulmer NU255135 Opened in March 1943 as a satellite of Eshott and it was also used as a satellite of Milfield.
RAF Dishforth SE380720 This was opened in 1936; in 1939 it became part of 4 Group, Bomber Command and was a bomber station throughout the war.
RAF Leeming SE305890 Opened in June 1940 as a bomber station in 4 Group, Bomber Command and was transferred to 6 Group, RCAF in January 1943 where it remained until the end of WW2.
www.bpears.org.uk /NE-Diary/Bck/BSeq_01.html   (3519 words)

 RAF Boulmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2004 RAF Boulmer's newly-refurbished NATO Control Reporting Centre (CRC) took over all air defence functions previously administered by the CRCs at RAF Buchan and RAF Neatishead.
In late July 2004 it was announced that RAF Boulmer would close by 2012, with the majority of its functions transferring to RAF Scampton.
The first action taken in response to this announcement was for 1ACC to move to RAF Kirton in Lyndsey, a former Fighter Command base in Lincolnshire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RAF_Boulmer   (403 words)

 More About the Royal Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RAF Brampton, Wyton, Henlow is the result of the merger of Brampton Wyton (itself a merger) with Henlow which took place on 1 Apr 01.
RAF Brampton is ever synonymous with the Joint Air Reconnaissance Centre (JARIC), but in addition it provides support to a number of other lodger units including elements of the DLO.
RAF Wyton is the largest of the 3 sites and provides the principal home for Equipment Support (Air) (ES(Air)), the air pillar of the DLO.
www.twentysquadron.co.uk /theraf-j.html   (776 words)

 RAF Boulmer: 22 Jan 2004: House of Commons debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
RAF Boulmer has been part of the life of Northumberland, much cherished and supported by the local community for 50 years.
Boulmer, on the other hand, grew to be a very significant station and now has a fourfold mission: maintaining a core air defence capacity; supporting a deployable air command and control system; providing a school of fighter control training; and continuing the search and rescue activities of 202 Squadron.
RAF Boulmer is also base to A flight of 202 Squadron, which has been based at the station since 1978.
www.theyworkforyou.com /debates?id=2004-01-22.1558.0   (3950 words)

 UK Cold War:RAF Bases
RAF Boulmer opened in 1943 and today is the home to the School of Fighter Control and is one of the control and reporting centres in the UK ASACS system.
RAF Northolt was one of the key airfields in the Defence of London during the Battle of Britain.
RAF Saxa Vord in the Shetland Islands has had an association with the Royal Air force since 1957 when it became a Radar Station, today it is a Control and Reporting Post as part of the United kingdom Air surveillance and Control system giving warning of any aircraft approaching from the North.
www.ukcoldwar.org.uk /rafbases.htm   (3918 words)

 icNewcastle - Chiefs deal hammer blow
Campaigners have pledged to continue fighting to save RAF Boulmer until a final decision is made in two months' time, claiming the move cannot be justified in either military or economic terms.
Recent studies have suggested that RAF Boulmer pumps £18m a year into the local economy, supports another 195 jobs off the site and that a further £1.5m a year is spent on repairs and maintenance and building work carried out by local firms.
RAF Boulmer is the biggest single employer in the Alnwick and Ashington area and its closure will also have a significant impact on nearby Longhoughton First School where about 75pc of pupils are from RAF families.
icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/thejournal/tm_objectid=14176513&method=full&siteid=50081&page=1&headline=chiefs-deal-hammer-blow-name_page.html   (1031 words)

 STTIY:-Development of the concept
My application to the RAF took place in the summer of 1997 and allowed me to see the chain of events that a Starfleet applicant would go through in almost the same way.
The gate guard at RAF Boulmer was an old Phantom fighter plane from the 1970s.
The future is moving the RAF away from the familiar grey-blue tones on the dress uniform and more towards the look of 1 ACC where everyone wears the "cabbage outfit" camouflaged working fatigues.
www.btinternet.com /~ady1971/rafexperience.html   (3513 words)

 No. 3 Group RAF - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Number 3 Group of the Royal Air Force is one of the three groups in RAF Strike Command.
RAF Waddington 5, 8, 23 and 51 Squadrons
RAF Boulmer A Flt 202 and HQ RAF Lossiemouth D Flt 202
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/No._3_Group_RAF   (165 words)

 Guardian | MoD to close four RAF bases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RAF Boulmer in Northumberland, RAF Neatishead in Norfolk, RAF Sealand in Deeside, Flintshire and RAF Stafford will be closed in a move affecting 2,000 jobs.
RAF Boulmer started off as a wartime decoy airfield before providing a base for Spitfire training.
It is now part of the RAF's string of air defence and surveillance bases, of which Neatishead was one of the first.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4908397-110595,00.html   (501 words)

 A campaign to save the North's only RAF base from possible closure has got off to a flying start: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Journal in Newcastle is campaigning to save RAF Boulmer in Northumberland - one of four bases under threat in a top level review - and more than 3,000 readers have so far signed a petition backing the paper's fight.
Support for its Keep Boulmer Flying campaign has been pouring in since it revealed that Boulmer was one of four RAF stations being examined under a Strike Command review which could see one or more completely or partially closed.
RAF Boulmer is home to more than 700 servicemen and women, and as well as providing life-saving search and rescue helicopter cover for the the region it also brings an estimated £4m into the local economy.
www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk /campaigns/2003/09sep/030924fly.shtml   (279 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | RAF bases axed in defence review
RAF Boulmer, which houses 750 military and 200 civilian staff, has been the subject of a local campaign.
Berwick MP Alan Beith, whose constituency includes the Boulmer base, said: "This is a massive future blow to the economy of Northumberland which is not justified by any potential improvement in the effectiveness of the RAF.
RAF Boulmer began life as a decoy airfield in 1941 to divert German attacks from nearby RAF Acklington.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/tyne/3652305.stm   (434 words)

 News - Berwick Today News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More
RAF Boulmer is one of four stations being examined under the Ministry of Defence Strike Command review.
RAF Boulmer plays a huge role within the local economy and its closure or downgrading would undoubtedly spell disaster for villages such as Boulmer and Longhoughton.
He said: "RAF Boulmer is a highly valued station, both by the RAF and the local community, and it makes a huge contribution to the local economy.
www.berwicktoday.co.uk /ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=970&ArticleID=652458   (1048 words)

 RAF - Non-Commissioned Aircrew - Stations/Airbases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
RAF Akrotiri is mainly used as a staging airfield for transport aircraft flying to the Middle or Far East.
RAF Valley is the home of 'C' Flight No 22 Sqn equipped with 2 Sea King HAR Mk 3s for Search and Rescue duties, and the Search and Rescue Training Unit (a detachment of DHFS, RAF Shawbury), which operates 3 Griffin HT Mk 1.
RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire has three squadrons, No 51 Sqn, who fly the Nimrod R Mk 1 in the SIGINT role and Nos 8 and 23 Sqns who provide Airborne Early Warning cover with their 6 Sentry AEW Mk 1 AWACS aircraft.
www.airmenaircrew.freeserve.co.uk /units/unit_details.htm   (1070 words)

 UK's Ministry Of Defense UFO Files Released
Among the most credible reports of a possible visit by extraterrestrial life-forms is one made by an RAF pilot and two NCOs at RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.
The MoD document adds that the RAF officer said the closest object was "luminous, round and four to five times larger than a Whirlwind helicopter".
An MoD report sent from RAF Cosford on 14 July 1976 noted that the 66-year-old woman from Wolverhampton, who claimed to have seen a "white, bar-shaped" object in the night sky, was married to a retired RAF pilot but later the report added dismissively: "He did not observe anything from his seated position."
www.rense.com /general62/sdse.htm   (1056 words)

 The Royal Air Force - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In March 1943 RAF Boulmer was re-opened as a satellite airfield to house the advanced flights of 57 Operational Training Unit (a Spitfire training Unit based at RAF Eshott, Boulmer's parent unit).
The underground facilities at RAF Boulmer were vacated in January 1982 to accommodate the implementation of the Improved UKADGE programme (the CRC operated from an above ground facility during this period).
On 1 September 2004, RAF Boulmer also assumed responsibility, in addition to the Type 93 radar at Brizlee Wood (8 miles west of the Station) for the Type 92 radars at Buchan and Benbecula.
www.raf.mod.uk /rafboulmer/stn_his.html   (790 words)

 The Royal Air Force - Stations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Opened in 1962, RAF Fylingdales is primarily a Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station, with a secondary duty of detecting, reporting and tracking satellite launches and orbits.
RAF Portreath is a CRP site on the North Cornish coast.
It is parented by nearby RAF Saint Mawgan.
www.raf.mod.uk /stations/ukadge.html   (438 words)

 RX12874 Passive Detection ECCM system
The "High Speed Aerial" at R.A.F. Boulmer (pictured at the top of this page) was remotely controlled from RAF Staxton Wold in Yorkshire, we at Boulmer had similar heads at Staxton Wold, Yorkshire and Dundonald Hill, near Ayr, Scotland, remotely controlled from Boulmer.
Boulmer and Neatishead couldn't gain access to it - local operators weren't trained to operate it anyway and there was no mechanism for the technicians to pass detected targets to the operators other than by voice.
Boulmer was slightly different to the other sites in that it controlled two baselines although it could only access one at a time - and could only feed data from one at a time to West Drayton as well.
www.radarpages.co.uk /mob/linesman/pd.htm   (1704 words)

 Review could see RAF base axed and others scaled down
A reorganisation of RAF home deployments could see one base closed and two others scaled down to "make the best use of defence resources".
The radars themselves would remain at Neatishead and Boulmer, which would become what is known as remote radar heads.
Boulmer would also retain its search and rescue flight, at least until the introduction of a replacement to the Sea King helicopter towards the middle of the next decade, the MoD said.
www.4ni.co.uk /nationalnews.asp?ID=28364   (542 words)

 Reprise - RAF Fencing website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the team event, the relatively inexperienced fencers from RAF Boulmer found themselves vying with the all female team from RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey in the Inter Unit competition.
Both the RAF and RN comfortably won their matches, setting up a 3 rd/4 th place play-off between the Veterans and the Army.
The final was a nail-biter for the RAF, with the lead changing hands several times before the RAF team of Davy, Alcock and Orme eked out the narrowest of leads.
www.raffencing.co.uk /Results/One_Hit_2005.htm   (825 words)

 House of Commons - Defence - Written Evidence
Manning levels would also be reduced at RAF Staxton Wold, in N Yorkshire, from October 1999 and at RAF Saxa Vord, in the Shetland Islands, in two stages from April 2000 and April 2001.
Personnel at RAF Benbecula and RAF Staxton Wold are largely aware of the proposals and are already making plans to obtain alternative employment where appropriate.
Whilst it appears that the civilian establishment at RAF Boulmer remains unchanged, it is too early to be precise about the optimum mix of Service and Civilian personnel at this Station.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199900/cmselect/cmdfence/219/219we03.htm   (671 words)

 R.A.F. Boulmer
I was then posted to RAF Boulmer where I served for another five years working on the Linesman Passive Detection equipment.
I went back to RAF Boulmer in 1995 for a look around; all the Linesman radars have gone now, the scars on the ground where these behemoths once stood are the only reminders that this was where we fought the "Cold War".
In my days at RAF Boulmer (1974-1979) the redundant Type 80 modulator building was used as the Guard HQ when we went to war.
www.radarpages.co.uk /oral/dbarrett/boulmer.htm   (2364 words)

 Fighter Control Association
Primarily, the RAF is seeking to recruit ex-Regulars to fill junior officer Weapons Controller and Fighter Allocator posts at CRCs Buchan and Neatishead.
Although the RAF seeks 2 years service from interested individuals, a period of up to 4 years may be offered.
For those interested, they would be commissioned into the RAF Reserve and receive refresher training to undertake the normal duties associated with the Regular post allocated.
www.raffca.co.uk /asp/basepage.asp?pagename=news99   (2654 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Jobs go as RAF base scaled down
Only about 100 posts out of 800 will remain at RAF Boulmer, when most of its operations are transferred to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
RAF Boulmer will retain its search and rescue facilities, despite the cuts, which will save the Ministry of Defence about £13m a year.
The authority claims the reduction in staff at Boulmer could mean £18m being taken out of the area's economy.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/england/tyne/3914997.stm   (212 words)

 ALERT 5 - Military Aviation News
RAF Boulmer delivers 2,500 fish and chips meals to VE/VJ war veterans
RAF Boulmer delivers 2,500 fish and chips meals to VE/VJ war veterans -->
Besides delivering bombs, the RAF proved that it can deliver fish and chips as well.
www.alert5.com /2005/08/raf-boulmer-delivers-2500-fish-and.html   (145 words)

 News - Northumberland Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More
HOPES for RAF Boulmer's future were refuelled this week when the Armed Forces minister expressed...
RAF Boulmer remaining open would be greatly beneficial to the whole community, Longhoughton villager...
THE X-Files came to RAF Boulmer as strange flying objects were spotted hovering over the North Sea by a fighter pilot at the base.
www.northumberlandtoday.co.uk /ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=1117&ArticleID=930633   (624 words)

 North Cottage, Boulmer, Northumberland
How to Find Us Click here for a general map of where Boulmer is in relation to Alnwick.
North Cottage, Boulmer and the surrounding area lie just off the A1, 30 miles north of Newcastle, 85 iles south of Edinburgh.
Below is a detailed map of Boulmer, with the cottage marked on.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /northcottage/map.html   (221 words)

 Serco sweeps the board at RAF Fylingdales
This represents a clean sweep for Serco at RAF Fylingdales, where we have been the partner of choice for the last forty years as the only contractor appointed having been successful in ten rebids.
The RAF Fylingdales SSPAR contract, valued at £31 million over eight years, with an option for two further years, involves the operation, maintenance and repair of the Solid State Phased Array Radar and associated hardware including programme design and maintenance.
Serco and the RAF have established a long-term relationship which is founded upon partnership, mutual respect and trust.
www.serco.com /text/media/pressreleases/2004/SercosweepstheboardatRAFFylingdales.asp   (425 words)

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