Aircraft Carriers

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what size of fixed wing airgroup will be embarked, as a standard, by the operational Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

We plan to have a squadron of UK F35Bs available at Initial Operating Capability. The exact number of aircraft embarked at any time will be dependent on the mission being undertaken.

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