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Canberra Aircraft

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he proposes to phase out of service the 20-year-old Canberras recently committed to NATO for defence of the Eastern Atlantic; and what type of aircraft will replace them.

These aircraft continue to be adequate for their peacetime tasks and for the wartime NATO reconnaissance role for which they have recently been earmarked. There are, therefore, no plans to replace them in the foreseeable future.