Category Archives: Defence

RAF LEUCHARS BEST PLACED TO DETER AND DEFEND AGAINST TERRORIST AIR THREAT

The strategic location of RAF Leuchars is vital in defending the UK’s airspace from attack and, in the event of an emergency, can be overhead “Tier One” risk targets such as Torness nuclear power station and Faslane nuclear submarine base …

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REPORTS OF FURTHER MoD CUTS WILL “MAKE GRIM READING” FOR OUR ARMED FORCES

Speaking amid unconfirmed reports that the Ministry of Defence is seeking further savings from the Armed Forces next year, senior Liberal Democrat MP and member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Sir Menzies Campbell said:
“If these reports are true they …

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Campbell Dismisses Unfounded RAF Leuchars “Speculation”

Senior Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell has dismissed the latest bout of “speculation” about the future of RAF Leuchars in his North East Fife constituency and has been assured by Ministers that no decision is imminent.
Sir Menzies said:
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RAF LEUCHARS MEETING: “FREE AND FRANK EXCHANGE” WITH MOD

North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell, Iain Smith MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Tavish Scott met with the Minister for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon to put forward the strong case …

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LIB DEMS TAKE FIGHT FOR RAF LEUCHARS TO LONDON

The campaign for the retention of RAF Leuchars heads to London today as Sir Menzies Campbell MP, North East Fife MSP Iain Smith and Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Tavish Scott MSP meet with Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey at …

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