Thor Missile Sites (U.S. Technicians)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 January 1959.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00, 28 January 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Air what difficulties have been encountered in the transport and housing of the several hundred United States technicians sent to Great Britain to work on Thor missile sites; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ward:

The men concerned are employees of contractors responsible to the Douglas Aircraft Corporation which is in turn under contract to the United States Government. The job calls on them to move from place to place and most of them are living in caravans. I understand that difficulties over accommodation and transport have been temporary and certainly they have not delayed the work.