Navy: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy pilots are currently in advanced flying training to fly F35Bs.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Royal Navy currently has less than five pilots on the advanced flying course at Royal Air Force Valley. This course is the prerequisite to progressing to the F-35 Operational Conversion Unit.

The Lightning Force qualified F-35 pilot strength is sufficient for its Very High Readiness status and all current operational requirements.

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