§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent the 1st Armoured Division has been dependent on assistance from United Kingdom helicopters during the Gulf conflict.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
A force of Lynx anti-tank and Gazelle observation/general purpose helicopters operate as an integral part of the 1st Armoured Division. The division is supported by Royal Air Force Chinook and Puma helicopters, together with Royal Navy Sea Kings, which provide rapid airlift for both personnel and materiel.