HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 c91W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the functions undertaken at(a) RAF Croughton and (b) West Ruislip station. [35604]

Dr. Reid

[holding answer 23 March 1998]: RAF Croughton is home to the US 422nd Air Base Squadron whose mission is to manage, operate and maintain communications computer facilities and systems for theatre-wide support of the Defense Information Infrastructure, US Department of Defense airborne missions and the Air Weather Network. The squadron also provides all base facilities, support and services for over 700 military and civilian personnel. West Ruislip is a US storage and support facility for the US Navy in Europe and covers 81 US housing units, a commissary (food store), US shopping facilities, a medical and dental clinic, welfare services and a US community school for children of serving US personnel.

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