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Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 180440, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all the types of helicopters in use in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the British Army and (c) the RAF.

Answered on

19 April 2021

Pilot operated helicopters in service with each of the Armed Forces are provided in the following table:

Royal Navy



Wildcat Mk1

Wildcat Mk1

Chinook Mk5

Wildcat HMA Mk2

Apache Mk1

Chinook Mk6

Merlin HM2

Gazelle Mk1

Chinook Mk6a

Merlin Mk3/3a/iMk3

Puma Mk2

Merlin Mk4/4a

Juno HT1

Jupiter HT1

In addition, the Ministry of Defence has access to civilian owned helicopters provided through commercial arrangements with industry.

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