HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c918
68. Captain Sir B. STANIER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it has yet been settled which of the four camps used during the War by the Air Force in Shropshire are to be kept as permanent camps and which are to be dismantled?

Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

It is assumed that Shrewsbury, at which there is an Aircraft Acceptance Park and a Mechanical Transport Repair Depot, but no aerodrome, Shawbury and Ternhill are the four camps referred to. Owing to the unavoidable delay in deciding the future size of the Royal Air Force, it has not been possible to settle the fate of many stations. It is, however, possible to say that either Shawbury or Ternhill will shortly be relinquished, and that in all probability the Mechanical Transport Repair Depot at Shrewsbury will be kept, while the Aircraft Acceptance Park will be disbanded. Decisions on all these points will very shortly be reached.