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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many attack helicopters are owned by British forces; and how many are in active service in each location. (186307)

British Forces own 67 attack helicopters of which 49 are in the forward fleet—i.e. available for use—in Wattisham, Middle Wallop and Afghanistan.

I am withholding a breakdown of the forward fleet numbers by location as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.