asked Her Majesty's Government:When the Chinook helicopter simulator training facility and its related training programme were upgraded to cater for the Mk. II version of the helicopter; and when Flight Lieutenants Tapper and Cook completed their upgraded training programme. [HL324]
The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
The reconfiguration of the Chinook simulator to Mk2 standard was completed in the last quarter of 1993. The instructing training staff of the Operational Conversion Flight had completed conversion to the Mk2 version in August 1993.Flt Lt Tapper and Flt Lt Cook completed their conversion training programmes on 28 February 1994 and l 7 March 1994 respectively.