That's interesting LJH..! were there any rumours for Commachio..?
Don't remember hearing anything, but I can't imagine an independent Scotland wanting to keep the nuclear deterrent at faslane, they probably want shut of it ASAP.
It will be very interesting to see what happens, if of course anything does.
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Yes! the Nationalists want rid of the Nuclear deterent shifting it 400 miles down the road like it makes Scotland a lot safer... That's carcasm BTW! and I am not sure how many of the 7000 direct employess at both Faslane and Coulport + the other 14,000 in the spin off it employs in the local community, will vote... I tend to feel that even the biggest optimist isn't going to vote themselves out of a job but hey, as you say we'll have to wait and see..!
Curious to find out the views on what will happen to 3 Commando Brigade if Scotland get independence?
Going back to the original question? here is my appraisal, thoughts or forecast on what 'could' happen to 3 CDO BRIG. The bulk would move back to England within the next 12 months, most likely to the south coast to one of the Commando Strongholds there. Commachio would remain for sometime at Arbroath 'or' they would redeploy them to RAF Kinloss to maintain strategic oversight for the North Sea until a new Scottish government had that security requirement covered. To be honest I could see Police Scotland wanting a piece of that pie... that may sound absurd! and quite frankly? it is absurd but trust me when I say that it isn't the first time a Police force/service has been offered the potential for tasking with such projects... It won't and doesn't work BTW!
As I say, just a thought but strategically the Oil industry will not allow either the UK or Scottish governments to compromise Marine and Rig security so I reckon right now? or after the 18th if there is a Yes vote... Commachio are going either nowhere or 120 miles North...