HC Deb 26 January 1979 vol 961 cc267-8W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the first squadron of Tornado interdiction/strike aircraft is expected to be in squadron service with the RAF.

Dr. Gilbert

It is expected that the first RAF Tornado GR Mk 1 squadron will be formed in the early 1980s; production aircraft will enter service from 1980 onwards.

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