HC Deb 10 April 1946 vol 421 cc324-5W
99. Mr. Nield

asked the Minister of Supply how many Sunderlands or other aircraft have been purposely destroyed since the end of the war with Japan; and for what reason

Mr. Woodburn:

Apart from those unserviceable or obsolescent aircraft which have been broken down for scrap, a total of 26 Sunderland flying boats and 85 Barracudas have been sunk since the end of the war with Japan. It would not have been economical to dispose of these aircraft in any other way.