HC Deb 23 March 1960 vol 620 c473
3. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Air to what extent military personnel from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, training at bases in this country, are and will be directly under control of the Royal Air Force; and to what extent they will be directly under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation command.

Mr. Ward

Military personnel of N.A.T.O. countries come under R.A.F. supervision while training at R.A.F. establishments, but otherwise remain subject to the discipline of their national forces.

Mr. MacMillan

Apart from personnel of the Strategic Air Command in this country, does this mean that all other American forces who might be in this country are neither under R.A.F. nor under N.A.T.O. but also will be under some other independent American control?

Mr. Ward

American forces are covered by the Visiting Forces Act.