Armed Forces: Parachuting

Defence written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many high altitude (a) high and (b) low opening training airborne jumps have been conducted by British service personnel in each year since 2001.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of high altitude, high opening (HAHO), and high altitude, low opening (HALO), airborne jumps that have been conducted by British service personnel while completing service training are shown in the table as follows.

Calendar year High altitude high opening( 1) High altitude low opening( 1)
2001 175 220
2002 235 135
2003 395 150
2004 125 550
2005 65 135
2006 100 375
2007 320 525
(1) Numbers rounded to the nearest 5

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