HC Deb 30 October 1996 vol 284 c174W
Mr. Allason

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will examine the reintroduction of senior non-commissioned officers as pilots and navigators on transport aircraft and helicopters; and if he will assess the performance of their equivalents in the Army Air Corps. [836]

Mr. Soames

The Royal Air Force has no plans to extend the role of airmen (aircrew), who are non-commissioned officers, to encompass the role of pilots or navigators.