HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 c147W
18. Mr. McAvoy

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters of the British armed forces have been used in(a) the Gulf war and (b) assisting Kurdish refugees.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

Some 100 British armed forces' helicopters were used in the Gulf war. On 30 April there were 12 RAF Chinook helicopters based in Turkey undertaking relief operations.