HC Deb 05 May 1987 vol 115 c362W
Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Lightning, Phantom and Tornado squadrons are currently tasked with United Kingdom air defence.

Mr. Stanley

As at 1 April 1987, there were two Lightning and five Phantom squadrons available for United Kingdom air defence tasks. One of the Phantom squadrons has begun to re-equip with Tornado F3 and is planned to become operational as a Tornado squadron later this year.

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