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Defence Personnel (Vale of York)

Defence written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) role and (b) specialisation is of the Royal Naval personnel serving in the Vale of York.

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

Royal Naval Personnel are employed at the Defence High Frequency Communications Service facility at Forest Moor. Their role is to provide specialist military oversight and guidance to the contractor who operates the site. Personnel are drawn from the Weapons Engineering and Operator Mechanic (Communications) specialisations.

The RN also has a small number of personnel based at Linton-on-Ouse who are Qualified Flying Instructors, and a number of RN student pilots undertake training here on an annual basis.

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