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“HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT” AT LEUCHARS DECISION

Sir Menzies Campbell MP has expressed his “huge disappointment” that the “committed and passionate” campaign for the retention of RAF Leuchars was unsuccessful.

Sir Menzies said:
“The decision to close RAF Leuchars is a bitter blow for the local community which has, …

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RAF LEUCHARS: DECISION “FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG, STRATEGICALLY INEPT AND LIKELY TO INCREASE RISK TO OUR CITIZENS”

North East Fife’s Member of Parliament Sir Menzies Campbell has described the decision announced by the Defence Secretary not to retain RAF Leuchars as “fundamentally wrong, strategically inept, and likely to increase the risk to our citizens”.
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Sir Menzies Campbell: there is an unanswerable case for retaining RAF Leuchars

In a special article, MP Sir Menzies Campbell tells The Courier why the UK Government should keep RAF Leuchars open.
Sometime this week it will be D-Day for RAF Leuchars.
Ever since Leuchars was unexpectedly included in the discussions about the future …

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RAF LEUCHARS: PRIME MINISTER “IMPRESSED” BY “REMARKABLE” LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR BASE

As the campaign to save RAF Leuchars nears its conclusion, Sir Menzies Campbell MP is “reassured” that the case for the retention of the base in his North East Fife constituency is being well considered by those at the heart …

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RAF LEUCHARS: “SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT” STILL TAKING PLACE

Figures released to North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell show that nearly £3million has been spent by the Ministry of Defence on Typhoon infrastructure at RAF Leuchars in the last seven months despite the base being threatened with closure.
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