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United States Aircraft

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether figures 9 and 10 of annex A to the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1985", Cmnd. 9430-I, include United States aircraft assigned to co-locating operating bases in Europe; and how many aircraft are so assigned.

Figures 9 and 10 show in-place equipment only. Some 1,750 fixed wing combat aircraft presently based in the United States and Canada are allocated to the reinforcement of Europe, although not necessarily just to the areas covered in figures 9 and 10.