HC Deb 17 October 1945 vol 414 c1181W
Mr. Collins

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the conditions under which K.A.F. stores and equipment are used for servicing B.O.A.C.'s aircraft at Takoradi Station, British West Africa, on the Africa-United Kingdom service; and the approximate date when this station will be handed over by the R.A.F. to B.O.A.C.

Mr. Strachey

Royal Air Force stores and equipment are used for servicing aircraft of the British Overseas Airways Corporation at Royal Air Force Station, Takoradi, in accordance with the terms of the White Paper of March, 1943, on the "Relationship between the B.O.A.C. and the R.A.F. Transport Command." This lays down that the Command hasa general responsibility for seeing that the Corporation receives such spares, aircrews, maintenance personnel, operating facilities, accommodation, etc., as they may require for the safe and efficient operation of the approved services and as in the opinion of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief can be supplied having regard to other needs. No question has arisen of transferring this station to the British Overseas Airways Corporation.