How Many Pilots are in the British Armed Forces?

AH-64 Apache Helicopter 01Using information from the Joint Personnel Administration system (for RAF, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) and the Army Air Corps (for the British Army), Defence Statistics can identify that as at:

  • 01 December 2014 there were 1,790 trained regular pilots in the RAF.
  • 01 February 2015 there were 550 trained pilots in the Army.
  • 01 December 2014 there were 530 pilots in the Royal Navy/Royal Marines.


Barraclough, M. (2015) Total Number of Pilots in All Three Forces. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 28 March, 2015].


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