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Air Force: Military Bases

Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which RAF bases were used for operational flying in the last 12 months; and which aircraft operated from each base.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Information requested is detailed in the following table.

RAF unit Aircraft
RAF Lossiemouth Tornado GR4 and Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Leuchars Typhoon and Tornado F3 (until March 2011)
RAF Boulmer Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Leeming Hawk T1
DST Leconfield Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Waddington Nimrod R1 (until June 2011), Sentry and Sentinel, King Air
RAF Coningsby Typhoon
RAF Cottesmore/Wittering Harrier (until December 2010)
RAF Marham Tornado GR4
Wattisham Airfield Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Brize Norton Hercules C130J and C130K, C17, Tristar and VC10
RAF Lyneham Hercules C130J and C130K (until June 2011)
RAF Benson Puma and Merlin Mk3/3a
RAF Northolt BAe146, HS125 and Agusta 109
RMB Chivenor Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Odiham Chinook
RAF Akrotiri Griffin HAR2, Tristar and VC10, Nirnrod R1, Sentinel, E3D Sentry, Hercules C130
Mount Pleasant Airfield, Falklands Hercules C130J, Typhoon and VC10 Sea King Mk3/3a
RAF Valley Sea King Mk3/3a
Notes: 1. Includes established RAF units and permanent air bases in the UK, Cyprus and Falklands. 2. Excludes the flying training pipeline, operational conversion units, operational evaluation units and the Red Arrows.

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