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Helicopters, Malaya And Korea

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Undersecretary of State for Air to what extent helicopters have been used by the Army in active operations in Korea or Malaya.

All the helicopters in action in Malaya are under the operational control of the Royal Air Force. They are used, in accordance with Army requirements, for setting down jungle patrols in areas difficult of access, casualty evacuation, communications, reconnaissance and leaflet dropping.No Royal Air Force aircraft have been employed on operations in Korea, apart from a squadron of flying boats, and two flights of Austers used for air observation.