HC Deb 26 March 1969 vol 780 c301W
Mr. David Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total cost in the current year of the military headquarters in Rhinedahlen, and the number of staff employed there, showing separately serving officers, retired officers, other ranks and civilians.

Mr. Reynolds

There are four military headquarters in Rhinedahlen two of which are wholly British and two are international N.A.T.O. Headquarters which have British elements. Their total cost in 1968–69 is about £4.35 million. Staff details are as follows:—

1. British Headquarters:
(a) H.Q. British Army of the Rhine:
Serving Officers 222
Retired Officers 31
Other Ranks 391
Civilians 481
(b) H.Q. R.A.F. Germany (at Rhinedahlen):
Serving Officers 145
Other Ranks 164
Civilians 81
2. British personnel in international Headquarters:
(a) H.Q. Northern Army Group:
Serving Officers 29
Retired Officers Nil
Other Ranks 145
Civilians Nil
(b) H.Q. Second Allied Tactical Air Force:
Serving Officers 45
Retired Officers Nil
Other Ranks 188
Civilians Nil