§ Mr. Soames
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Jaguar aircraft are now in storage in the United Kingdom; and what is to be their role.
§ Mr. Stanley
Forty-five Jaguar aircraft are held in storage in the United Kingdom, some of them in support of the long-term fleet whose roles are offensive support and reconnaissance. Those not required for RAF purposes will he offered for sale. The number of aircraft required to support the long-term front line strength is classified.