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Royal Navy (Ships And Submarines)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many major surface combatants and submarines were in service with the Royal Navy in 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980, respectively.

The information is as follows:sified as "fighter/ bomber", nor the fighter squadrons in the Middle and Far East air forces. The totals are not strictly comparable: the figures for 1950 include wartime squadrons not yet disbanded, and after 1960 some squadrons were reclassified as "fighter/bomber".