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Airfield, Mombasa

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 18 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for Air why the Royal Air Force airfield at Mombasa is to be sold; and if an alternative is being provided.

This airfield is no longer required for Royal Air Force use in peace-time, and it is proposed to sell the R.A.F. assets on it to the Kenya Government, who already own the land, provided that arrangements can be made for the airfield to be so maintained that it could be used for Service purposes again, in an emergency. It is the intention that the airfield should continue to be used for civil aviation purposes. The question-of providing an alternative does not therefore arise.