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Nimrod

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out the number of Nimrod aircraft (a) in each of the three squadrons at RAF Kinloss, (b) in the Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Kinloss, (c) in 51 Squadron at RAF Wyton and (d) in store or in maintenance facilities; and if he will make a statement.

The Royal Air Force currently has 33 Nimrod aircraft. At RAF Kinloss there are seven Nimrod MR2 aircraft in each of the three squadrons, three aircraft in the operational conversion unit, and two in-use-reserves. At RAF Wyton there are three Nimrod R1 aircraft. Four Nimrod aircraft are in store.