Chinook Helicopters

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircraft in the RAF Chinook helicopter fleet are (a) operational and (b) in storage.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 1 April 2017 the UK Armed Forces has 60 Chinooks, all of which are meeting their operational taskings. I am withholding a further breakdown of aircraft status, as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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