HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 cc161-2W
Commander Courtney

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, in view of the participation of all three United States services and of the German air force, the Royal Air Force and the Army, he will consider the appointment of a representa- tive of the Royal Navy to the tripartite vertical/short take-off and landing evaluation squadron now engaged in flying the P1127 at the Royal Air Force station, West Raynham.

Mr. Healey

Under the new defence organisation arrangements exist for the dissemination of such information to all three Services. I see no need for direct Royal Navy representation in these trials as the Royal Navy will not be operating V.T.O.L. aircraft in the strike/reconnaissance rôle in the foreseeable future.

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