HC Deb 16 March 1949 vol 462 cc193-4W
Mr. Boothby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what was the total cost of the Royal Naval Air Station at Rattray; when it was completed; for how long it was used by the Royal Navy and for what purpose; for what purpose it is now being used; and whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to dispose of it.

Mr. W. Edwards

The Royal Naval Air Station at Rattray was constructed at a cost of approximately £1.9 million. It was completed in October, 1944, and was used as a Naval Observers Training School until September, 1946. The land comprising the airfield has been let for agricultural use. Some of the buildings are occupied by rent-paying tenants; others are in use by various Government Departments for storage purposes. Two of the living camps are being used for housing civilians. The Admiralty has no further use for this station and arrangements are in train for its transfer to the Department of Agriculture for Scotland.