Military Aircraft: Crew

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 29 Ionawr 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley Ceidwadwyr

To ask His Majesty's Government how many fast jet pilots chose to apply for premature voluntary release in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of The Earl of Minto The Earl of Minto The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The below table shows the number of Voluntary Outflow applications submitted by fast-jet Pilots in the Regular Royal Navy and Regular Royal Air Force in the last ten financial years:

Financial Year (FY)

Royal Navy

Royal Air Force

FY2013-14

~

20

FY2014-15

-

20

FY2015-16

-

20

FY2016-17

-

10

FY2017-18

-

20

FY2018-19

-

20

FY2019-20

~

20

FY2020-21

~

10

FY2021-22

~

10

FY2022-23

-

20

Notes:

  1. For the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, Voluntary Outflow (VO) is defined as all exits from Trained personnel which are voluntarily generated by the individual before the end of their agreed engagement or commission period.
  2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards, 5 or fewer is represented by '~', 0 is represented by '-'.

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