RAF Tornados (Hansard, 3 December 1990)
HC Deb 03 December 1990 vol 182 c50W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the purpose of the deployment of six additional Royal Air Force Tornados to Goose bay, Canada, in June.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

A detachment of six Royal Air Force Tornado F3 aircraft deployed to Goose bay in June to carry out training in conjunction with other Royal Air Force and allied aircraft carrying out low-level training there.

Mr. Jack

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the operational availability of the RAF Tornado aircraft currently on active service in the Gulf.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Excellent operational availability is being achieved by the Royal Air Force's Tornado aircraft, which are making a highly potent and valued contribution to the allied air forces deployed to the Gulf.