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Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 2012.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of Merlin helicopter training equipment are permanently based in Scotland; and where each such equipment is kept.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No Merlin helicopter training equipment is permanently based in Scotland. Merlins are based at RNAS Culdrose for the Royal Navy and at RAF Benson for the RAF. The UK's Defence footprint is organised, resourced and managed on a UK-wide basis to meet operational needs.

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