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Civil Aviation (Transatlantic Control)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation on what grounds it has been decided to remove the Transatlantic Aircraft Radial Control Corporation at Prestwick, Scotland, to Rhinnana, Eire.

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the Transatlantic aircraft control station which has been maintained by the R.A.F. at Prestwick for military purposes during the war. I am informed that the functions of this station are now being transferred by the Air Ministry to the Overseas Aircraft Control at Gloucester. The situation of Transatlantic control stations for civil aircraft is one of the matters to be discussed in the near future at a meeting of an international organisation which will consider the facilities and services required for international civil air traffic crossing the Atlantic.