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Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 54567, tabled on 23 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF crews there are embedded in the New Zealand military on maritime patrol aircraft duties; how many such crews were so embedded in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015; and how many members of those crews no longer serve in the British Armed Forces.

Answered on

30 November 2016

The information is not held in the format requested.

However, the number of RAF personnel embedded with each nation’s military on Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) duties as part of the Seedcorn Initiative and Exchange Officer programme, on 1 April each year, is set out in the table below:

Year

Number of Personnel Embedded

US

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

2010

1

1

2

1

2011

1

7

2

1

2012

1

7

4

6

2013

21

7

4

6

2014

21

7

3

5

2015

21

5

3

5

2016

20

5

3

5

The number of RAF personnel who were embedded in each nation’s military on MPAs from 2010 to 2016, who no longer serve in the British Armed Forces, is set out below:

US 1

Canada 1

Australia 0

New Zealand 1