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Harrier Aircraft (Training Detachment)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the purposes of, and lessons learned from, the three-day training detachment of five Royal Air Force Harrier aircraft at RAF Stornoway in May.

Because of the temporary non-availability of normal mainland stations, these aircraft were detached to RAF Stornoway to enable them to carry out routine training. This was accomplished satisfactorily.