HC Deb 31 May 1963 vol 678 c193W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of of State for Air what plans he has for introducing new aircraft into the Queen's Flight.

Mr. H. Fraser

Subject to the satisfactory conclusion of contract negotiations several Hawker Sidddeley 748 Series II aircraft are to be ordered for passenger carrying duties with the Royal Air Force. The performance of the Hawker Siddeley 748 makes it an economical and efficient type for service with the Queen's Flight and two of the aircraft to be ordered will be allotted to the Flight. They will replace two of the Herons which will be transferred to other tasks in the Service. Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve this re-equipment of the Queen's Flight.