Xm657 wrote:The problem with Bruntingthorpe for the VttTS was that post flight there was no need for them to exist anymore, as a few volunteers could have cared for 558 for ever. They wanted to continue as a medium sized business. Financial reality has meant that 558 will be cared for by volunteers anyway but at Doncaster and her future life will be a shadow of what it could have been. While they deserve praise for early years getting her back into the air, they turned into a terrible bunch of self serving and unpleasant people by the end and now.
Sir, I don't know who you are, or your connection to XH558, and I don't really wish to. I have been observing this forum from the background in the last few months, and have just been seeing the same old negative comments played back over and over and over and over again. As a resident of Doncaster, the news of the new hangar is a great Christmas present. I look forward to visiting her in the near future.
Your comment about the Volunteers is either designed to be inflammatory or is deliberately completely defamatory - is it not the volunteers who are now maintaining 558?
I have also seen volunteers manning a shop a Lakeside in Doncaster, not just to sell merchandise, but to tell the story of the V-Force and the Cold War. I spoke to them at the Scampton Airshow and learned such a great deal, but didn't have to buy anything, and they were present at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the cold wet weather. This is not to mention the support that the 558 volunteers have put into the nose cone at Aeroventure - the updates are fascinating.
The news of the hangar, surely shows progress. If you could maybe help rather than hinder the ongoing situation, then maybe I could consider you a supporter - but accusing the volunteers that care for her now to be "self serving and unpleasant people" does your opinion no favours, I'm afraid.
You should apologise for your comments, before Santa comes!