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Hercules Aircraft (Cambodian Relief)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will list the route and stopping points used by the Hercules aircraft carrying vehicles for the Cambodian relief operation, listing the dates on which it stopped at Cyprus.

On the outward journey the aircraft staged at RAF Akrotiri in the western Sovereign base area, Cyprus, on 10 October last. It made further stops at Bahrein and Colombo before reaching Bangkok, from where the relief

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