§ 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