United States Bases/Forces

Defence written question – answered on 23rd February 2004.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the United States bases that have been handed back to the United Kingdom Government since 1974, indicating in each case (a) who paid for the restoration of the area and (b) what the cost was.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

The United States bases that have been returned to the Ministry of Defence since 1988 are listed as follows. No earlier information is available.

Records about who paid for the restoration and at what cost are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate costs.

US bases handed back to MOD since 1988
Site/Facility Type Service Returned to MOD
Bramley (S/S) USAF 1 January 1988
RAF Ridgewell (S/S) USAF 3 August 1989
RAF Wethersfield (SDB) USAF 1 October 1990
RAF Chessington (Hosp) USAF 18 September 1991
RAF Kirknewton (Hosp) USAF 26 September 1991
RAF Hullavington (S/S) USAF 30 September 1991
RAF Lanark (Hosp) USN 3 December 1991
Greatworth (Comms) USAF 8 February 1992
Great Bromley (Comms) USAF 1 May 1992
Holy Loch (S/S) USN 17 June 1992
Broughton Moor (NAD) 30 June 1992
Martlesham Heath (Comms) USAF 1 July 1992
RAF Kemble S/S USAF 31 July 1992
Glen Douglas (NAD) 20 September 1992
RAF Greenham Common (SDB) USAF 30 September 1992
RAF Locking (Hosp) USN 1 October 1992
RAF Sculthorpe (SDB) USAF 2 October 1992
Cairnmore Hilloch (Comms) USN 28 October 1992
RAF Inverbervie (Comms) USN 28 October 1992
Latheron (Comms) USN 28 October 1992
West Murkle (Comms) USN 28 October 1992
Aberdeen (Comms) USN 10 November 1992
RAF Kinnaber (Comms) USN 21 January 1993
RAF Woodbridge (MOB) USAF 20 August 1993
RAF Burtonwood S/S USAF 26 August 1993
Forss (Comms) USN 14 September 1993
RAF Bentwaters (MOB) USAF 30 September 1993
Mormond Hill (Comms) USAF 7 October 1993
RAF Caerwent (S/S) USAF 30 November 1993
RAF Watton (S/S) USAF 12 May 1994
RAF Bicester (S/S) USAF 30 June 1994
RAF Little Rissington (Hosp) USAF 30 June 1994
RAF Upper Hayford (MOB) USAF 30 Sept 1994
RAF Machrihanish (S/S) USN 30 June 1995
RAF Brawdy (S/S) USN 30 September 1995
RAF Chicksands (Comms) USAF 30 September 1995
RAF Chilwell (S/S) USAF 30 September 1995
Framlingham (S/S) USAF 30 September 1995
RAF Nocton Hall (Hosp) USAF 30 September 1995
RAF Alconbury (Airfield) (MOB) USAF 1 October 1995
Oakington (S/S) USAF 20 February 1996
RAF Edzell (Comms) USN 30 September 1997

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