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Military Bases: Aviation

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many logistic movers there are at each military airport; and what the full establishment is in each case. (276235)

The amount of Logistics (Mover) Tradesmen and full establishment figures at each military airport is provided in the following table.

Unit

Establishment

Strength

RAF Brize Norton1

269

225

RAF Lyneham1

308

286

RAF Akrotiri

54

54

RAF Aldergrove

7

6

RAF Ascension Island

7

7

RAF Benson

6

6

RAF Coningsby

13

13

RAF Cottesmore

7

7

RAF Gibraltar

9

9

RAF Kinloss

5

5

RAF Leeming

6

6

RAF Leuchars

6

6

RAF Lossiemouth

7

7

RAF Marham

13

13

RAF Northolt

26

26

RAF Odiham

32

32

RAF Wittering

6

5

RAF Waddington

6

6

Out of Area

Herrick2

42

42

Telic2

47

47

Falkland Island2

9

9

Logs officers3

57

51

1 The deficit in personnel is met by the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Contractors to ensure operational output is maintained.

2 Out of Area positions in theatre have Logistics (Mover) personnel that are drawn from across all RAF stations.

3 Logistic Branch Officers also undertake Movement roles, however they are not part of the Logistic (Mover) Trade but are a Branch. Therefore, they have been tabled separately from the Units.