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Armed Forces: Parachuting

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many high altitude (a) high and (b) low opening training airborne jumps have been conducted by British service personnel in each year since 2001. (181209)

The number of high altitude, high opening (HAHO), and high altitude, low opening (HALO), airborne jumps that have been conducted by British service personnel while completing service training are shown in the table as follows.

Calendar year

High altitude high opening1

High altitude low opening1

2001

175

220

2002

235

135

2003

395

150

2004

125

550

2005

65

135

2006

100

375

2007

320

525

1 Numbers rounded to the nearest 5