§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which foreign countries, if any, are now operating the Britannia aircraft disposed of by the RAF following the reduction of its long-range passenger transport force from four squadrons to one squadron.
§ Mr. John
The 22 surplus RAF Britannia aircraft have been sold on the open market to purchasers in the following countries: United Kingdom, 8 aircraft; Belgium, 8 aircraft; Eire, 4 aircraft, and Ruanda, 2 aircraft. Some of the aircraft may subsequently have been resold or be operating in countries other than those where the original purchasers are based.