Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

There has been two incidents recently involving fatalities in the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (Red Arrows). I am interested as to whether cuts in the defence budget may conceivably have contributed to these unfortunate incidents which were the first involving fatalities since 1988. I specifically refer to the maintenance and staffing budgets allocated to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Please supply information specific to the following years 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.

1/ Please supply the level of the budget allocated to maintenance of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team for the years above. I require these figures in real terms taking account of inflation.
2/ Please supply the staffing levels allocated to maintenance teams for the years indicated above.
3/ Please supply all staffing costs for the years above for the maintenance team. I require these figures in real terms taking account of inflation and pay rises.

If any clarification is required please feel free to ask.

Kind regards,

TONY WISE

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Wise

 

Please find attached a response to your request Freedom of Interest
request which you recently sent to the Ministry of Defence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Frances

 

 

Frances Shailer

Air-DRes Sec 4b1

Air Command Secretariat

HQ Air Cmd

RAF High Wycombe

Bucks  HP14 4UE

 

Role: Air-DRes Sec 4b1

MultiUser: Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness

 

 

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Dear Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),

Thank you for your response.

I am prepared to greatly refine the request and I thank you for the advice. Please only supply the information at each heading for the years 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and to date. If the limit is reached for these five years please discount the earliest years in order to keep within the limit.

I will calculate any real terms increases/decreases myself.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Wise

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Dear Mr Wise,

 

Please find attached a letter of acknowledgment to your recent FOI
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Air Command Secretariat

 

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Dear Mr Wise,

 

Please find attached a letter of acknowledgment to your recent FOI
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Air Command Secretariat

 

 

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Dear Mr Wise,

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