HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 c224W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what will be the annual operating costs for a Royal Air Force squadron of Buccaneers, Phantoms and Nimrods, respectively; and what is the capital cost of each type of squadron.

Mr. Reynolds

The estimated costs are as follows:

Annual operating costs £ million
Buccaneer 2
Phantom 2.3
Nimrod 2.6
Capital Cost per Squadron £ million
Buccaneer 21
Phantom 31.5
Nimrod 26.5