HC Deb 10 May 1966 vol 728 c60W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Defence for what purpose a Blackburn Beverley aircraft of the Royal Air Force was recently present in Vietnam.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Last February an R.A.F. Beverley aircraft undertook three flights within South Vietnam in order to help with the distribution of relief and welfare supplies provided by various charitable organisations. In addition, certain British military aircraft stage in Vietnam on their way between Singapore and Hong Kong. For short and medium range aircraft there is no suitable alternative.