Iain Smith MSP, Councillor Tim Brett, Councillor Maggie Taylor and members of the Leuchars CC
Iain Smith MSP, Councillor Tim Brett, Councillor Maggie Taylor and members of the Leuchars CC

North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell and MSP Iain Smith have launched this petition for the retention of RAF Leuchars as the home of the Eurofighter.

North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell boarding a Tornado at RAF Leuchars (Photo (c)The Courier)
North East Fife MP Sir Menzies Campbell boarding a Tornado at RAF Leuchars (Photo (c)The Courier)

Commenting on the petition Sir Menzies and Mr Smith said:

“The massive support for RAF Leuchars has been compounded over the past few days since rumours that it may be in line for closure have circulated. The base is deeply rooted in North East Fife and its economic and social benefits to the area are substantial.

“The defence case for the retention of RAF Leuchars is overwhelming. It is in the right place at the right time doing the right job.  It has been demonstrated time and time again that the strategic positioning of the Quick Reaction Alert at Leuchars has provided the necessary and effective response to any potential incursions into UK airspace and the deployment of the three proposed Typhoon squadrons at Leuchars has already begun.

"There has been a huge amount of work done at the base over the past year with somewhere in the region of £40 million spent on this deployment including the necessary resurfacing the runway. This base is now poised for the deployment of all three planned Eurofighter Typhoon squadrons.

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible whatever their political allegiance to show their support for the retention of the base by signing this petition.” 


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