Military Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 8th February 2012.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2012, Official Report, columns 575-6W, on military aircraft, how many (a) Apache, (b) Gazelle, (c) Hawk T1/T1A/T1W, (d) Islander Mk1 and Mk2, (e) Lynx Mk7, (f) Lynx Mk9/9a, (g) Sea King Mk3/3a, (h) Tornado GR4 and (i) Typhoon aircraft are based at each site listed in the answer.

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

holding answer 6 February 2012

The number of aircraft at a particular Ministry of Defence operating base will vary on a day-to-day basis according to normal fleet management activities, including requirements for mandated maintenance, upgrade programmes and operational deployments. The information contained in the following table is correct as of 31 January 2012. Some of the bases listed in my answer of 31 January 2012, Hansard, columns 575-6W, do not appear in this table as there were no aircraft of the relevant type located there on this date.

Aircraft type Base Number
Apache Wattisham 26
Apache Middle Wallop 12
Gazelle Aldergrove 9
Gazelle Suffield (Canada) 4
Gazelle Middle Wallop 4
Hawk T1/T1A/T1W Valley 34
Hawk T1/T1A/T1W Leeming 18
Hawk T1/T1A/T1W Culdrose 15
Hawk T1/T1A/T1W Scampton 11
Islander Mk1 and Mk2 Aldergrove 1
Lynx Mk7 Odiham 5
Lynx Mk7 Yeovilton 6
Lynx Mk7 Gutersloh 8
Lynx Mk7 Middle Wallop 11
Lynx Mk9/9a Dishforth 5
Lynx Mk9/9a Odiham 1
Lynx Mk9/9a Middle Wallop 1
Sea King Mk3/3a Lossiemouth 2
Sea King Mk3/3a Boulmer 2
Sea King Mk3/3a Leconfield 2
Sea King Mk3/3a Valley 5
Sea King Mk3/3a Chivenor 2
Sea King Mk3/3a Wattisham 2
Sea King Mk3/3a Falkland Islands 2
Tornado GR4 Marham 65
Tornado GR4 Lossiemouth 48
Tornado GR4 Coningsby 4
Typhoon Coningsby 53
Typhoon Leuchars 19
Typhoon Falklands 4
Typhoon Warton 10

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