HC Deb 31 January 1995 vol 253 c566W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Sea King helicopters will be in the search and rescue fleet in September 1996.

Mr. Soames

On present plans, there will be 25 RAF Sea King helicopters in the search and rescue role in September 1996. This includes two RAF Sea Kings based in the Falkland Islands. No Royal Navy Sea Kings are dedicated to search and rescue.