§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those Royal Air Force Tornado squadrons which have been strike-declared to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
I refer the hon. Member to paragraph 404 and Annex E of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1986" (Cmnd. 9763–1). These Tornado squadrons, together with a number of aircraft on the Tornado weapons conversion unit, are strike-capable and assigned to SACEUR. Since the statement was published, one of the United Kingdom squadrons (9 Squadron) has deployed—as planned—to RAF Germany.