Military Aircraft: Crew

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th October 2022.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time pilots were in place who fly (a) fast jet, (b) other fixed wing and (c) rotary craft in each of the three regular services as of 18 October 2022.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The information requested on the number of Armed Forces personnel who are trained pilots is being withheld to avoid releasing details of our capabilities to adversaries. The Armed Forces have sufficient trained personnel to meet the operational requirement.

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