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Several threatened military airfields saved permanently or given temporary reprieve

March 20, 2019

The announcement came after concerns about the speed and scale of airfield closures were raised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) and defence ministers

Speaking in the House of Commons, Defence Minister Tobias Elwood MP confirmed that airstrips at Royal Marine’s (RM) Condor, RM Chivenor and MoD Woodbridge would all be retained permanently.

Other airfields have been given a temporary reprieve.

RAF Henlow has had is decommissioning delayed until 2023, while RAF Halton and RAF Colerne have been saved until at least 2025.

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