§ 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