Military Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 31st January 2012.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircraft of each type are in service in each branch of the armed forces; and where each such aircraft is based.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 30 January 2012

The number of fixed wing and rotary aircraft in service with each branch of the armed forces, and where each such aircraft is based is shown in the following table:

Aircraft type Service Based at In-service fleet (number)
Apache Army Wattisham, Middle Wallop 67
BAE 146 RAF Northolt 2
BAE 125 RAF Northolt 6
C-17 RAF Brize Norton 7
Chinook Mk 2/2a and Mk 3 RAF Odiham 46
Defender Mk 1 Army Aldergrove 9
Gazelle Army Aldergrove, Suffield (Canada), Middle Wallop 35
Hawk T1/T1A/T1W RAF Valley, Leeming, Culdrose, Scampton 129
Hawk T2 RAF Valley 28
Hercules C130K RAF Brize Norton 8
Hercules C130J RAF Brize Norton 24
Islander Mk 1 and Mk2 Army Aldergrove, Middle Wallop, Northolt 7
King Air RAF Waddington 5
Lynx Mk3 Fleet Yeovilton 11
Lynx Mk7 Army Dishforth, Odiham, Yeovilton, Gütersloh (Germany), Middle Wallop 50
Lynx Mk8 Fleet Yeovilton 33
Lynx Mk 9/9a Army Dishforth, Odiham, Yeovilton, Gütersloh, Middle Wallop 22
Merlin Mk 1 Fleet Culdrose 42
Merlin Mk 3/3a RAF Benson 28
Puma RAF Benson 31
Sea King Mk 3/3a RAF Valley, Wattisham, Lossiemouth, Leconfield, Boulmer, Chivenor, Falkland Islands 25
Sea King Mk 4 Fleet Yeovilton 37
Sea King Mk 5 Fleet Culdrose 16
Sea King Mk 7 Fleet Culdrose 13
Sentinel RAF Waddington 5
Sentry RAF Waddington 6
Tornado GR4 RAF Marham; Lossiemouth, Coningsby 136
Tri-Star RAF Brize Norton 8
Tucano T1 RAF Linton-on-Ouse 91
Typhoon RAF Coningsby, Leuchars, Falkland Islands, BAE Warton 86
VC10 RAF Brize Norton 9
Vigilant T1 RAF Volunteer Gliding Schools (VGS)—Various(1) 65
Viking T1 RAF VGS Various(2) 82
(1) Abingdon, Dalton Barracks; Chivenor; Cosford; Halton; Henlow; Linton-on-Ouse; Little Rissington; Lossiemouth; Newtownards Airfield; Odiham; St Athan; Swansea Airport; Syerston; Ternhill; Topcliffe; Woodvale. (2) Arbroath Airfield; Hullavington, Buckley Barracks; Kenley; Kirknewton; Predannack Airfield; Syerston; Upavon Airfield; Watton, STANTA (Stanford Practical Training Area) Airfield; MDP Wethersfield.

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