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Monday, February 02, 2015

Kinloss rescue centre closure confirmed

The UK Government has confirmed that the Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre (ARCC ) at Kinloss will close and operations will be moved to Fareham in Hampshire. The confirmation that the life saving services are to be moved to the South of England came in a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from Prime Minister David Cameron.

The confirmation is the latest in a series of disproportionate MoD defence cuts in Scotland which have included the ending of RAF flight operations at two out of three airbases, the scrapping of the entire maritime patrol fleet and the lowest personnel numbers in living memory.

SNP Westminster leader and defence spokesperson Angus Robertson MP for Moray said:

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