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About Blue Streak Airsoft

Operated by Badger Tac, all our hand-picked staff and crew come from either a Military or Security background, or are highly experienced airsoft players and we are all 1st aid qualified - whether it be a civilian or military qualification.

This mix gives us the opportunity to mix the realism of combat situations along with the fun that airsoft is meant to be. Our aim is to give you the best day's experience possible.

Keeping it simple, we want to take it back to when after a day’s airsofting, you went home knackered but with a HUGE grin on your face.

When out in the field, we are all firm but fair!! The 3 main protagonists are…

About the Team

Ratty

Ratty spent many years serving in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment. He got involved in airsoft as a player way back in the mid 90’s and ended up being a partner in Airsoft Adventures, running games on the former RAF Greenham Common.

Following a spell in retail he worked for Team Frontier and became involved in Personal Security and working in hostile environments, prior to opening Badger Tac in 2010.

So with best part of 18 years of involvement in the airsofting world, as well as his (sometimes) successful military and security background, the combination will make for one helluva day out!

Bill

Many of you will know Loki (Bill) from the forums. An all-round good egg and a massive airsoft enthusiast. He has been playing airsoft for over 10 years.

Whether it’s buying or selling kit or being out on a game, you will always find him in the thick of it, with his passion oozing out of every pore!

Banzai

Banzai (Mark) is well known for his engineering attributes, being Badger Tac’s in house engineer.

After serving with the Royal hussars (next door to 2 RTR In Fallingbostel) Mark got involved in airsoft back in the late 90’s. He soon became a regular fixture at Airsoft Adventures, marshalling games at Greenham Common and at Sopley thereafter.

After a break away, Banzai got back into airsoft some 5 or 6 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

All of our staff and instructors are specialists in their respective fields, whilst retaining their enthusiasm for the sport of airsoft skirmishing.

About the Site

RAF Westcott was a World War II Royal Air Force station in Buckinghamshire, used by 11 OTU (Operational Training Unit), along with its satellite station RAF Oakley.

RAF Westcott opened in September 1942 with crews using Wellington bombers for training. Many of these crews saw active service in Lancaster bombers in the fierce aerial campaign waged by RAF Bomber Command over occupied Europe. The RAF moved out in August 1945 shortly after nearly 53,000 liberated allied POWs who arrived by air into Westcott as the first UK staging post in their repatriation in Operation Exodus.

The station closed on 3 April 1946 and in the 1960s and 1970s, it became the home of the Rocket Propulsion Establishment.

The Rocket Propulsion Establishment at Westcott has made a number of notable contributions in the field of rocket propulsion, including input on the rocket design for the Blue Streak missile and the propulsion systems on Chevaline. It was also known as the Guided Projectiles Establishment and PERME Westcott (Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment, Westcott). For many years this establishment was regarded as so secret it was not marked on Ordnance Survey maps, although it was marked, from necessity, on maps for the use of pilots.

The establishment was set up in April 1946 under the Ministry of Supply and in the initial years a team of German scientists worked at the site, and examples of German weapons were onsite for study. These included the V-1 flying bomb; V-2; Feuerlilie F-55 subsonic missile; Messerschmitt Me-163B rocket-propelled interceptor; Rheintochter-1 anti-aircraft missile; Ruhrstahl X-4 air-to-air wire-controlled missile; Enzian E-1 3,150-lb missile; Henschel Hs 298 anti-aircraft missile; Hs 293 anti-shipping weapon; and Schmetterling and Wasserfall anti-aircraft missiles.

Throughout the 1950s and 60s Westcott undertook the design and development of rocket motors, and was responsible for most of the rocket motors used in British guided missiles and research vehicles. The design of these whole missile systems was undertaken by the Royal Aircraft Establishment at its facilities in Farnborough and Bedford. In 1984 the Rocket Propulsion Establishment came under the control of the Royal Ordnance Factories and in 1987 control passed to the private sector when British Aerospace took over Royal Ordnance.

The site was sold in the early 90’s and is now a Venture Park for light industry with many wide and varied businesses based here. High-tech rocket research and development business continues at Westcott to this day in the fields of satellite and future propulsion systems.

In late 2012 a memorial was unveiled to honour those RAF bomber crews who had trained at and flew from RAF Westcott.