To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they still plan to form four F-35B squadrons; and if so, how many of those will have Royal Air Force squadron designation and how many will have Royal Navy squadron designation.
20 June 2022
The Lightning Force will be formed of five Squadrons, jointly crewed by Royal Navy and RAF personnel. Three Squadrons have been designated RAF (617 (The Dambusters) Sqn, 207 Sqn (Operational Conversion Unit, and 17 Sqn (Test & Evaluation)), and one Royal Navy (809 Naval Air Sqn). The final one has yet to be considered for a Squadron designation.