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Nuclear Weapons: Safety

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) names, (b) dates and (c) locations are of the nuclear weapons emergency exercises being organised by his Department in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010. (296477)

The names, dates and locations of the nuclear weapon emergency exercises in 2009 and 2010 are:




Sitex (B) 09

22 October 2009

AWE Burghfield.

Bowline 09

25 November 2009

Royal Naval Armament Depot Coulport.

Astral Bend 10

12 and 13 May 2010

Sculthorpe Training Ground, Norfolk and RAF Mildenhall.

Bronze Endeavour 10

9 to 11 March 2010

Buckley Barracks, Hullavington Airfield, Wiltshire.