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Military Aircraft

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircraft of each type are assigned to the (a) 12 Squadron, (b) 14 Squadron, (c) XV Squadron, (d) 617 Squadron, (e) 42 (R) Squadron, (f) 120 Squadron, (g) 201 Squadron, (h) 43 Squadron, (i) 111 Squadron and (j) 202 Squadron D Flight. (296034)

The number of aircraft assigned to particular squadrons may vary on a daily basis. As at 23 October the information requested is provided in the following table:


Aircraft type

12 Squadron

Nil Tornado GR4 (Squadron currently on post operational leave)

14 Squadron

9 Tornado GR4

XV Squadron

19 Tornado GR4

617 Squadron

11 Tornado GR4

42(R) Squadron

All use Nimrod MR2 aircraft from a pool of 11

120 Squadron

As above

201 Squadron

As above

43 Squadron

Disbanded on 13 July 2009

111 Squadron

13 Tornado F3

D Flight, 202 Squadron

2 Sea King Mk3