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British Jet Fighters Arrive in Jordan; Came from Bases in Cyprus

October 19, 1956
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British Royal Air Force jet fighters arrived in Jordan to reinforce British air units already stationed there, it was reported from Amman today. The dispatches said that a British Embassy spokesman in the Jordan capital would not say how many planes were expected.

Officials here, meanwhile, stress that RAF Hunter jets reported flying from air-fields in Jordan are not now based in that country. The Hunters flew in from bases in Cyprus and, according to one source, such flights have occurred often in the past. ‘This same source insisted that it was most unlikely that the Jordan Air Force would be supplied with these modern jets.

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