HC Deb 05 May 1950 vol 474 c248W
Mr. Sylvester

asked the Secretary of State for Air what arrangements he is making for the accommodation of the Royal Air Force squadrons that are to be re-equipped with B.29 aircraft.

Mr. A. Henderson

These squadrons will be stationed at existing airfields in East Anglia. Certain airfields in the Midlands are to be extended and improved for the operation of modern bombers, and these airfields will be used for training by the units of the U.S.A.F. that are at present stationed in East Anglia. The U.S. Government are assisting in the work of construction by providing Air Force engineer troops. American squadrons will continue to use airfields in this country for training purposes so long as both Governments consider this desirable in the interests of common defence, and until collective security has been secured in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.