§ 51. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty which Royal Navy air stations it is proposed to improve and retain; and whether further closures are contemplated.
§ Mr. Hay
The Royal Naval air stations which it is proposed to retain and, where necessary, improve are those at Lossiemouth, Yeovilton, Brawdy, Culdrose, Portland, Lee-on-Solent, Arbroath and Sembawang. With the exception of Royal Naval Air Station, Hal Far, which will transfer to the Royal Air Force in March, 1965, there are no plans to close any other naval air station at present: but Fleet Air Arm requirements are constantly under review.