HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c868W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training exercises in Wiltshire involving Hercules aircraft have been cancelled or postponed this month; and for what reasons. [20132]

Mr. Soames

The tactical air landing element of Exercise Lanyard 3, scheduled to take place at Keevil, Wiltshire between 15 and 16 March, was cancelled as a key participating unit of 5 airborne brigade was placed on operational standby. Hercules aircraft from RAF Lyneham are, however, supporting the land element of the exercise with re-supply drops.