HC Deb 31 January 1962 vol 652 cc102-3W
Captain Elliot

asked the Secretary of State for Air what was the greatest number of aircraft employed in a predominantly anti-submarine rôle in the last war; and what is the number of predominantly anti-submarine aircraft in operation at the present time.

Mr. J. Amery

In the spring of 1944 there were some 850 Royal Air Force aircraft employed mainly on anti-submarine work. I am not prepared to give details of the current operational frontline.