Vara promotes RAF Wittering as new home for the Red Arrows

3rd February 2020

Shailesh Vara promotes RAF Wittering as the new base for the Red Arrows and secures ministerial meeting to discuss the location.

Red Arrows

16. What progress his Department has made on determining a new location for the Red Arrows. [900551]

Work on previously announced potential basing options is ongoing. No final decisions have yet been made.

I am most grateful to the Minister for those comments. We in North West Cambridgeshire firmly believe that RAF Wittering would be the ideal new home for the Red Arrows. With that in mind, will he kindly agree to stay in close contact with me throughout this process in case he or his officials require any further information? Of course, I would be happy to have another ministerial meeting if it would help to press our case further.

I am grateful for my hon. Friend’s offer of assistance. I assure him that all three potential basing options are still being considered. I would welcome the opportunity to meet him and other interested colleagues in the very near future.



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