HC Deb 07 March 1986 vol 93 c314W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many troop carrying helicopters with medium lift capacity are available to the British Army of the Rhine.

Mr. Stanley

In peacetime a squadron of Chinook aircraft is available in support of BAOR for its medium lift requirement; in a period of tension or war this squadron would be reinforced. It is not the practice to disclose numbers of operational aircraft.