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Defence Minister Andrew Murrison has told the Commons the Yeovilton air base in Somerset will be expanded.
The government has made a strong commitment to maintaining the Yeovilton air base in Somerset.
It's been revealed the base, currently home to 3,000 Royal Navy staff, will be expanded to include a further 600 members of the Army Air Corps, and a training centre for the new Wildcat helicopter.