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RAF Halton: Training

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits were trained by the (a) RAF Recruit Training Squadron and (b) Airmen’s Command Squadron at RAF Halton in each of the last five years. (110940)

The following table shows the student take-up for Recruit Training Squadron (RTS) and Airman’s Command Squadron (ACS) courses at RAF Halton from financial year 2001-02 to date.

Financial year

Training area

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Recruit Training Squadron

3,120

3,640

3,310

1,600

1,000

Airman’s Command Squadron

2,630

2,240

2,810

4,030

2,385

Total Students

5,750

5,880

6,120

5,630

3,380

Notes:

1. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

2. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilians and (b) military personnel comprise the (i) RAF Recruit Training Squadron and (ii) Airmen’s Command Squadron at RAF Halton. (110941)

The current strength figures for permanent staff are as follows:

Recruit Training Squadron (RTS)

Number

Military

65

Civilian

1

Airmen’s Command Squadron (ACS)

Number

Military

55

Civilian

1

1 Denotes numbers less than 5 but not 0.

Note:

All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilians and (b) military personnel are employed in delivering logistics training to students at RAF Halton. (110942)

Logistics training at RAF Halton is conducted by two elements of the Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration (DCLPA); the Supply and Movements Training Wing (SMTW)1 and Catering Training Squadron (CTS)2.

1 SMTW is part of the Defence Logistics and Supply School, which is part of the DCLPA. It also has elements at RAF Brize Norton and RAF Cranwell.

2 CTS is part of the Defence Food Services School (DFSS), which is also part of the DCLPA.

The current strength figures for permanent staff are:

Military

Civilian

Supply and Movements Training Wing

35

15

Catering Training Squadron

25

1

1 Less than 5 but not 0. Note:All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many students received logistics training at RAF Halton in each of the last five years. (110943)

Logistics training at RAF Halton is conducted by two elements of the Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration (DCLPA); the Supply and Movements Training Wing (SMTW)1 and Catering Training Squadron (CTS)2. SMTW provides initial professional logistics training for RAF officers and airmen, as well as advanced and specialist supply training for both RAF and other service and civilian personnel. Similarly, CTS provides initial and advanced catering and catering accounting training for RAF officers and airmen and, exceptionally, the other armed services. Both units also provide training for international students and contractors employees, where capacity permits.

The following table shows the total student take-up for logistics training courses at RAF Halton from financial year 2001-02 to date.

1 SMTW is part of the Defence Logistics and Supply School, which is part of the DCLPA. It also has elements at RAF Brize Norton and RAF Cranwell.

2 CTS is part of the Defence Food Services School (DFSS), which is also part of the DCLPA.

Training area

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

DCLPA—Supply and Movements Training Wing (Halton)

795

1,040

1,015

1,030

1,055

DCLPA—Catering Training Squadron

240

345

335

285

295

Total Students

1,035

1,385

1,350

1,315

1,350

Notes:

1. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

2. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts.