Oral Answers to Questions — Heligoland (Frisians)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Suitable targets for the training of a bomber fleet are extremely difficult to find and Heligoland in its present condition is the only place in a reasonably convenient geographical situation which is suitable and available for this purpose. It was only after prolonged discussions between the Air Ministry and the Foreign Office that the decision to continue using Heligoland as an R.A.F. practice target was taken.