In­de­pen­dence of­fers zero fu­ture

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - OPINION -

SIR, –Af­ter over 30 years as­so­ci­ated with RAF Lossiemouth I am about to re­tire along with the Tor­nado and I en­joyed both the farewell fly­past and your cov­er­age of it. You cor­rectly re­port the “boom­ing" fu­ture for the base with more Typhoons and P8s com­ing. Per­haps you should also re­port that none of that would hap­pen in an in­de­pen­dent Scot­land and that the base would have zero fu­ture. Per­haps the MP for the area should re­mem­ber that fact when he is busy talk­ing his own con­stituency out of hun­dreds of mil­lions of pounds worth of in­vest­ment.

Any­one who claims that the base could be kept open with a pro­por­tion of UK assets – one P8 and half a squadron of Typhoons – is only dis­play­ing his ig­no­rance of how de­fence works. Mike Loose­ley Wit­tet Drive, El­gin

Any­one who claims that the base could be kept open with a pro­por­tion of UK assets – one P8 and half a squadron of Typhoons – is only dis­play­ing his ig­no­rance of how de­fence works

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