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Air Force: Reserve Forces

Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are any plans to use reserve officers as combat pilots in the RAF along the lines of the US National Guard.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

There are no current plans to use reserve officers to fly combat aircraft. However, RAF reserves provide pilots and other aircrew for air transport such as the CI30 Hercules and C17 Globemaster aircraft.

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