Ysterplaat migration plans revealedDate: 8 May 2001
I have finaly been allowed to disclose the preliminary migration plans from AFB Ysterplaat to AFS Cape Town.
In terms of the plan, the migration must be completed by 31 March 2002. As a result of the migration, both CFS Langebaanweg and AFB Ysterplaat Detached (to be renamed AFS Cape Town) will have to be improved with addirional structures erected.
Basically, AFS CT has been designated a 'Centre of Maritime Excellence' and as such only maritime related activities with be based there, with no servicing units or supporting units co-located. Thus, 35 Squadron will move into Hangers 3 and 4, while 22 Squadrom will move into Hangers 1 and 2. Items such as minor servicing and survuval gear will be performed at squadron level, the actual organisation of which is still to be finalised.
All administrative and logistic related activities will be supplied by GSB Youngsfield.
2 Aircraft Servicing Unit will move to Langebaanweg and be incorporated into 8 ASU. The manufacturing capabilities of 2 ASU will not be maintained.
80 Air Navigation School will move to Langebaanweg.
The Museum will definately be staying at Ysterplaat, but will move to the 11 Hanger and office complex. Plans are also in motion to obtain various surrounding buildings.