HC Deb 26 March 1984 vol 57 c91W
Mr. Needham

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any developments are currently planned for RAF Kemble.

Mr. Lee

Yes. We have agreed to a United States air force request to use RAF Kemble for the forward stockage of aircraft spares as part of its European distribution system, which will utilise the Shorts Sherpa freighter. None of these aircraft will be based at Kemble, though there will be a small increase in the daily number of air movements. The task can be accommodated within the existing facilities at Kemble. It is envisaged that six civilian jobs will be created in the current calendar year, building up to 14 by the end of the decade.

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