Works, Works, Works!
Throughout 2011 RAF High Wycombe managed to achieve quite a lot of Works projects despite the budgetary cuts.
Due to the Local Initiative Grant Works were able to deliver the Offrs’ Mess Scruffs bar work in collaboration with the Offrs’ Mess Committee, Oakshott Centre dance floor and bi-fold doors, Smithys BBQ, new kitchens in Craig Courts A, B and C, removal of the old stage and disco booth in Café @3, new blinds and re-decoration in the Sgts’ Mess Ante and Dining rooms, new kitchens for Medmenham Early Years, Red Kites and Pooh Corner and the creation of a new outdoor gym near Spitfire.
Other successes included revamping the 2 Site squash courts, installing the new 1 Site pavilion, a complete overhaul of Smithys, a new path next to Typhoon block, a new boiler at Medmenham and the re-surfacing of the 3 Sites roads.
Of course the major success of 2011 was the completion of the new JRs’ dining room and Combined kitchen, so finally the JRs have their own Mess back and 3 Site finally has some more car parking spaces.
For 2012 we are looking to try and complete works to the Sgts’ Mess ladies toilets, Offrs’ Mess main bar, the Church, Medmenham Early Years, Danesfield Arms and the JRs’ blocks as well as many other jobs.
The Minor New Works programme for 2012/13 will hopefully deliver a new respirator testing facility and weapons training facility as well as outdoor gyms for both 2 and 3 Site and the installation of a pitched roof and brick cladding on the Battleship.
Here’s to a 2012 full of lots of new Works!