HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 c387W
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.