HC Deb 25 March 1948 vol 448 cc379-80W
Mr. Walker-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many personnel of the Royal Air Force are still stationed at Mauripur Aerodrome, Karachi, Pakistan; and when it is expected that they will be repatriated to this country.

Mr. A. Henderson

There are 38 officers and 537 airmen in the R.A.F. staging post and communications flight which, with the agreement of the Government of Pakistan, are still maintained at Mauripur. It is expected that the communications flight will be withdrawn in the next few months, but a staging post at Mauripur is a long-term requirement for the Commonwealth trunk route.