Cameron promises £85m for RAF base expansion
PRIME Minister David Cameron has revealed that the UK Government is setting aside £85million to upgrade RAF Lossiemouth.
The Conservative leader hailed the investment – more than eight times higher than the amount previously announced – as evidence of the coalition’s “commitment” to Scotland.
The work is already under way at the Moray base to prepare for the arrival of up to 30 Typhoon fighter jets and 400 personnel from RAF Leuchars in Fife, from the end of this year. Mr Cameron highlighted the revamp in a letter to First Minister Alex Salmond, after the SNP leader called on the prime minister last weekend to apologise for his “betrayal” over Army bases and troop numbers north of the border.
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