With apologies to RAF Scampton…

We get all kinds of phone calls here at the box office for the Broadbent Theatre so when the phone rang on this occasion I handled it with the usual amount of professionalism.

Me: Hello, Broadbent Theatre.
Caller: Hello.  Is that Wickenby?
Me: Yes, that’s right.
Caller: Scampton here. May we have permission for our Tornados to fly low over your air space?
Me: Yes. That’s fine by me.
Caller: Thank you. We’ll be 5 or 10 minutes.
<call ends>

On reflection I think that perhaps the caller thought he was talking to Wickenby Airfield.  We are on 01673 885500 and the airfield is 01673 885000.  What a difference a five instead of a zero can make.  Oooops!

2 comments for “With apologies to RAF Scampton…

  1. Bob Thompson
    April 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Nice story, but anecdotal rather than real I think. Scampton did not have any Tornados in 2013. Furthermore, much more detail would have been given. Wickenby airspace is not controlled either (as is Scampton and Waddington).

    Per Ardua!

  2. April 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Ahh. Interesting.

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