§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many qualified pilots are serving in each of the Services; and what were the figures at 31 December 1974 and 1978.
§ Mr. Pattie
The information requested is as follows:
31 December RN/RM Army RAF 1974 698 410 4,667 1978 608 420 3,519 1980 599 425 3,386
These figures include pilots who have qualified on either fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. Not all of them are involved in flying activities at the time for which the figures are given.