UK Lightenings

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Under freedom of information laws could you please advise which Squadrons used to fly the Lightening.

Also please indicate how many of these aircraft were obtained for this country and what became of them

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ashby


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Dear Mr Ashby

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Paul Strudwick

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Thank you for your reply but am I not correct in the assumption that these aircraft were flown by the RN as well as the RAF ?

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ashby

CIO-Access Ops3 (Harbottle, John Mr),

Dear Mr Ashby

I apologise for the delay in responding to your follow-up questions. The
RN did fly Phantoms and Buccaneers and you have been provided with the
appropriate sources as this information is already in the public domain.

I can confirm that the RN did not fly Lightnings.


John Harbottle
CIO-Access Ops3
Ministry of Defence
Main Building
Level 6, Zone E
0207 218 8140
[email address]

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