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RAF Personnel: Cottesmore and Kinloss

Defence written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how many (a) Royal Air Force and (b) civilian personnel have been stationed at RAF Cottesmore in each year between 2005 and 2011;

(2) how many (a) Royal Air Force, (b) Army and (c) civilian staff have been stationed at RAF Kinloss in each year between 2005 and 2011.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The available information for the number of Royal Air Force (RAF) and civilian personnel employed at RAF Cottesmore and the number of RAF, Army and civilian personnel at RAF Kinloss for the period 2005 to 2011 is set out in the following table. Prior to 2007 data on the number of personnel based at certain RAF bases were not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

At April each year: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
RAF Cottesmore              
RAF personnel (1) (1) 1,110 1,030 990 960 630
MOD civilian personnel 210 210 210 200 200 210 160
RAF Kinloss              
Army personnel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RAF personnel (1) (1) 1,530 1,460 1,420 1,370 1,020
MOD civilian personnel 340 120 310 310 310 310 290
(1) Not held Source: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Quad-Service) Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 or zero in accordance with the Data Protection Act to protect personal information and include trained and untrained personnel.

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