R.A.F. Ground Attack Squadrons (Far East)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1967.

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Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking 12:00 am, 12th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Air Force ground attack squadrons are deployed in Far East command.

Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking

Can the Minister explain why Chapter 2, paragraph 15 of the Defence Review suggests that there was more than one?

Photo of Mr Merlyn Rees Mr Merlyn Rees , Leeds South

Since that time there has been a withdrawal because of the end of confrontation.

Photo of Mr Victor Goodhew Mr Victor Goodhew , St Albans

Can the Minister tell us now whether he will leave one squadron of ground attack Hunters in Aden?

Photo of Mr Merlyn Rees Mr Merlyn Rees , Leeds South

We shall have all that is required to carry out what is required in Aden.