This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Reverse the decision to close RAF Scampton

The decision to close RAF Scampton is a national disgrace with so much history of bomber command there.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

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Government responded

This response was given on 1 February 2019

The RAF recognises the historical significance of RAF Scampton. However, it is in a poor state of repair and would require considerable investment which would not be the best use of public money.

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In November 2016 the MOD published ‘A Better Defence Estate’, outlining how the Department will deliver an estate optimised to support Defence capabilities, outputs and communities both now and in the future. Delivering the strategy is a priority for the MOD, and the Department remains committed to investing £4Bn to create a smaller, more modern and capability-focused estate between now and 2040.

Nonetheless, the MOD recognises that RAF Scampton is a site of historical significance and will work with any new owners to deliver a long-term sustainable solution for preserving the important heritage, including consideration of the future of the Station’s Heritage Centre.

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Westminster Hall debates

We thought you'd be interested to know about recent debates in Parliament about RAF Scrampton.

On 16 October 2018, there was a debate about the closures of RAF Scrampton and RAF Linton-on-Ouse. Read the debate here:>

On 5 February 2019, there was a debate about RAF Scrampton and the Red Arrows. Read the debate here: