§ Mr. O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Air Force aircraft types are currently employed in the tanker role.
§ Mr Stanley
The RAF currently employs Victor K2, VC1010 K2 and K3, Tristar K1 and Hercules CIK aircraft in the tanker role.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Air Force aircraft types are currently provided with hardened shelters.
§ Mr. Stanley
Hardened shelters are currently provided for Tornado (ADV and GR1), Phantom, and Buccaneer aircraft and for Jaguar and Harrier GR3 aircraft based in RAF Germany. United Kingdom-based Jaguars and Harriers have a number of forward and dispersed operating options.