Air Command Secretariat
Headquarters Air Command
Royal Air Force
I Strand email@example.com
5 December 2019
Dear I Strand,
Thank you for your e-mail of 24 November 2019 about AP3456 The Central Flying School
(CFS) Manual of Flying
. You have requested the following information: “Please may you provide me with the latest version, including all volumes, of AP3456, the
RAF's Manual of Flying.
Please may I receive both a hard copy and an electronic copy via post and email.”
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). A search for the information has now been completed within
the Ministry of Defence, and I can confirm that information in scope of your request is held.
The FOI Act 2000 does not require public bodies and organisations to provide requested
information in multiple formats. Therefore, an electronic copy of the latest version of AP3456 The Central Flying School (CFS) Manual of Flying
will be sent to you at the e-mail
address you have provided. If you wish, you are free print it out, although I should advise
you that it runs to some 2,800 pages. As the document you have requested is so large, it
has been necessary to send it to you over several e-mails. A very small amount of
information has been withheld under Section 40 (Personal Information) as governed by the
Data Protection Act 2018. Additionally, the classification has been crossed out to allow for
release of the document.
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright
. You are free to
use it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and
for any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents
(except photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the
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