HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c247W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last RAF deployments to Decimomannu will take place; what range facilities will be used for the training currently undertaken at Decimomannu; and what is the estimated saving from ceasing to use Decimomannu. [34642]

Mr. Soames

It is currently envisaged that RAF flying will cease at Decimomannu in autumn 1997. Some of the training currently undertaken there will be transferred to existing ranges in the UK and Germany, where spare capacity exists. It is expected that the decision to withdraw from Decimomannu will save some £8 million to £10 million per annum.