HC Deb 03 July 1963 vol 680 c57W
50. Mr. Critchley

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied that the Canberra aircraft now used by the Second Tactical Air Force in Germany as a strike aircraft is adequate for this rôle; and what plans he has to purchase a number of F.104s which are in service with both the American Air Force and the Luftwaffe, for use by the Royal Air Force until the TSR.2 enters squadron service in 1967.

Mr. H. Fraser

The Canberra will fulfil the strike rôle adequately until the TSR.2 comes into service in the later 1960's. I have no plans to purchase any F.104 aircraft.

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