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WWII base to be used for G8 police

May 3, 2013 at 10:16 am
DES RES... a witty graffiti artist struck at this dilapidated caravan in the Boho area. Whether there's room for eight is anybody's guess

DES RES… a witty graffiti artist struck at this dilapidated caravan in the Boho area. Whether there’s room for eight is anybody’s guess

THE LATEST site that the PSNI have confirmed usage of during the G8 is the old Royal Air Force base at Killadeas where Catalina flying boats were based during the Second World War.

This week, following a query by this paper, the PSNI confirmed that contractors are currently carrying out groundwork which are part of the preparations for the area to ‘become a support facility’.

The spokesman added: “Police have spoken to local residents about our plans and are working with them to ensure any work carried out at the site does not adversely impact on their daily lives.”

This is the third site that, it has been confirmed, will be used as a security facility during the G8 summit in June.

The other two are at the former British army base at Lisanelly in Omagh and the old Grosvenor barracks site in Enniskillen.

Catalina flying boats were based at the Killadeas site, where they played a role in the second World War.