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Surplus Military Aircraft (Foreign Sales)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply on what date the sale of 500 fighter aeroplanes to Turkey was authorised; what other markets were available to us; and to which of them other surplus aircraft have been sold.

Authority for the sale of 400 aircraft of all types, including training aircraft, was given last July. There was then no other applicant for the aircraft sold to Turkey, but sales of surplus military aircraft have also been made to the following countries: Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Eire, France, Greece, Holland, Norway, Persia, Portugal and Sweden.