HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 cc425-7W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the location by parliamentary constituency of all United States bases and military facilities in the United Kingdom;

(2) if he will list those Royal Air Force bases that are allocated for use as operating bases by United States forces, signifying which have been equipped with minimum essential facilities;

(3) if he will list the location by parliamentary constituency, of all military and civilian facilities in the United Kingdom that are allocated for use by United States forces in wartime.

Mr. Ian Stewart

The following bases and facilities have been made available for use by United States forces in the United Kingdom:

Base and Designation Constituency
Main Operating Bases
RAF Alconbury Huntingdon
RAF Bentwaters Suffolk, Coastal
RAF Fairford Cirencester and Tewkesbury
RAF Lakenheath Bury St. Edmunds
RAF Mildenhall Bury St. Edmunds
RAF Upper Heyford Banbury
RAF Woodbridge Suffolk, Coastal
Cruise Missile Bases
RAF Greenham Common Newbury
RAF Molesworth Huntingdon
Standby Deployment Bases
RAF Sculthorpe Norfolk, North
RAF Wethersfield Braintree
Storage/Support Facilities
RAF Bicester Banbury
RAF Brawdy Pembroke
RAF Burtonwood Warrington, North
RAF Caerwent Monmouth
RAF Chelveston Bedfordshire, North
RAF Chilwell Broxtowe
Eastcote Ruislip Northwood
Felixstowe Suffolk, Coastal

Base and Designation Constituency
RAF Feltwell Norfolk, South-West
Framlingham Suffolk, Coastal
High Wycombe Air Station (Daws Hill) Wycombe
Holy Loch Argyll and Bute
RAF Hullavington Wiltshire, North
RAF Hythe Romsey and Waterside
RAF Kemble Cirencester and Tewkesbury
London USN Europe HQ City of London and Westminster, South
RAF Machrihanish Argyll and Bute
Marchwood Romsey and Waterside
Oakington Cambridgeshire, South-East
Ridgewell Saffron Walden
RAF Ruislip Ruislip Northwood
RAF Spadeadam Penrith and The Border
RAF St. Mawgan Cornwall, North
RAF Upwood Huntingdon
RAF Welford Newbury
RAF Watton Norfolk. South-West
Contingency Wartime Hospitals:
RAF Chessington Surbiton
RAF Arbroath Angus, East
RAF Kirknewton Livingston
RAF Lanark Clydesdale
RAF Little Rissington Cirencester and Tewkesbury
RAF Locking Weston-super-Mare
RAF Nocton Hall Grantham
Communications Facilities:
Aberdeen Kincardine and Deeside
RAF Barford St. John Banbury
RAF Barkway Hertfordshire, North
Botley Hill Surrey, East
Bovingdon Hertfordshire, South-West
RAF Chicksands Mid-Bedfordshire
Coldblow Mid-Kent
Christmas Common Henley
RAF Croughton Daventry
Daventry Daventry
Dunkirk Canterbury
RAF Edzell Kincardine and Deeside
Great Bromley Colchester, North
RAF Inverbervie Kincardine and Deeside
RAF Kinnabeer Angus, East
Latheron Caithness and Sutherland
Martlesham Suffolk, Coastal
Mormond Hill Banff and Buchan
Fort Murkle Caithness and Sutherland
RAF Swingate Dover
RAF Thurso Caithness and Sutherland
RAF Uxbridge Uxbridge
NATO Armaments Depots:
Broughton Moor Workington
Glen Douglas Dumbarton

The following Royal Air Force and Procurement Executive airfields, all of which have sufficient operating facilities to enable them to fulfil their role, are allocated for use as collocated operating bases by United States forces:

Collocated operating bases Constituency
Abingdon Oxford West and Abingdon
Bedford North Bedfordshire
Benson Henley
Boscombe Down Salisbury
Brawdy Pembroke
Coltishall Norfolk, North
Cottesmore Rutland and Melton
Finningley Don Valley
Odiham Basingstoke
Scampton Gainsborough and Horncastle
Waddington Lincoln
Wittering Huntingdon

In addition to the bases and facilities listed in the tables, a number of other facilities would be made available to the United States in wartime, but details of the sites involved are classified.

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