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Military Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all of the flights flown by (a) No. 32 squadron since May 2016 and (b) all of the flights flown by aircraft ZZ336.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

This information is not held in the format requested. However, I am able to provide the number of taskings undertaken by 32 (The Royal) Squadron and Voyager ZZ336 flights by financial year(FY).

This is provided in the table below. Figures exclude routine aircrew training and engineering test flights.

Financial Year

FY2016-17

FY2017-18

FY2018-19

FY2019-20*

32 (The Royal) Sqn (Taskings) Note 1

301

360

327

217

Voyager ZZ336 (Flights)Note 2

68

110

109

74

*1 Apr-31 December only

Note 1- Each task could include multiple separate flights

Note 2-When not in use as a VIP aircraft, Voyager ZZ336 is also used for air-to-air refuelling alongside the rest of the Voyager fleet based at RAF Brize Norton.

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