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Royal Navy (Aircrew)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircrew trained as pilots are serving in the Royal Navy; and how this figure is divided between helicopter and fixed-wing pilots.

The total number of qualified pilots serving in the Royal Navy as at 1 April 1979 was 595. Of this number, 465 are currently engaged in active flying appointments, 70 of the latter on fixed-wing flying.