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United States Bases

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the total number of bases operated in whole or part by the United States forces in the United Kingdom.

The United States Air Force has main operating bases at RAF Alconbury, RAF Bentwaters, RAF Fairford, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Upper Heyford and RAF Woodbridge, and standby deployment bases at RAF Greenham Common, RAF Sculthorpe and RAF Wethersfield. The United States Navy has a base at Holy Loch. The United States forces also occupy a number of sites, including RAF Molesworth to which I referred in the statement which I made yesterday, which are used for purposes such as housing, storage, logistic support, administration and communications.