HC Deb 11 March 1971 vol 813 c145W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of State for Defence how many Royal Air Force aircrew are under 30 years of age, between the ages of 30 and 40, and over the age of 40, respectively.

Mr. Lambton

4,685, 4,068 and 3,210, respectively, including aircrew under training. These figures, particularly the last, also include aircrew filling command, staff and other ground appointments, some of whom will not fill actual flying posts again.