§ Mr. A. Henderson
No. 500 is fully equipped. Nos. 501, 605 and 616 are substantially equipped and will shortly complete their re-equipment. Nos. 601, 604, 608 and 504 will be fully equipped by April, 1950. The remaining 12 squadrons will he equipped as aircraft and suitable airfields become available. I cannot yet say when the re-equipment will be complete but I hope it will be by March, 1952. I regret that indicated in the Air Estimates Debate that four squadrons had completed their re-equipment.