Military Bases: Northern Ireland

Defence written question – answered on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of William McCrea William McCrea Shadow DUP Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 7th February 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF personnel are based at each base in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 7th February 2012

As of 1 December 2011, there were 80 Royal Air Force personnel based at the Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, Aldergrove; 10 at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn and 10 at Palace Barracks, North Down.

These figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 in accordance with the Data Protection Act to protect personal information.

In addition, a part time Royal Auxiliary Air Force Officer fills the post of Air Officer Northern Ireland and is employed for 30 days a year at Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, Aldergrove.

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