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Airfield, Boxted (Paper Salvage)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the recent broadcast by the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production, calling for greater efforts in paper salvage, he is aware that on 28th October, at Boxted airfield, near Colchester, some two and a half tons of paper were burnt; and whether he will take steps to ensure that in the closing down and evacuation of quarters of other airfields similar waste of salvage paper will not occur.

The airfield at Boxted has recently been transferred from the United States Army Air Force to the Royal Air Force. I understand that some paper was burnt in the process of clearing up at the station before the transfer, but salvage was handed over for proper disposal. Very careful arrangements have been made for collecting salvage throughout the Air Force at all times, and I should add that the American authorities have always given us their ready co-operation.