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Old 14th Mar 2019, 21:18
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TEEEJ
 
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Originally Posted by son of brommers View Post
Keep a few flying in the form of an historic flight either RN or RAF; look to get a few over to the US where there seems to be the money and the will to keep classic aircraft flying. All easier said than done I know but if the will exists..............
The CFE Treaty (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty) was in full flow during the 1990s and there really was no hope of large numbers of Buccaneers surviving the scrapman. Apparently the Buccaneer that was at the petrol station in Elgin caused a bit of a stir during a CFE inspection at Lossiemouth!

See following thread for that story.

https://www.pprune.org/7973965-post7.html

As of 2017 the UK holds no Buccaneers on CFE declared sites.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/conventional-armed-forces-in-europe-equipment-holdings-statistics-2017

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheet/cfe

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