Navy: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Air Force pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

A joint plan is in place to provide sufficient numbers of F-35B pilots from both Services to meet the United Kingdom's requirements for First of Class Flying Trials in 2018 and Queen Elizabeth Class carrier operations from 2020.

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