HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c155W
18. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in the future, it is intended to use the V-bomber force in a tactical capacity.

Mr. H. Fraser

The V-bomber force will continue to provide the British strategic nuclear deterrent as explained in my Air Estimates Memorandum. Valiant squadrons will continue to be assigned to SACEUR in the tactical rôle in accordance with the arrangements which have already been in force for some years. The force can, of course, be used either with nuclear or conventional weapons for a wide variety of tasks.

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