Military Aircraft: Crew

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 25 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 qualified part-time pilots of (a) fast jet, (b) other fixed wing and (c) rotary aircraft there are in the (i) Royal Naval Reserve, (ii) Army and (iii) Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

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

The information requested on the number of part-time 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 their operational requirements.

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