How Many Officers in the FAA??

#1
The Fleet Air Arm has approximately 6,200 personnel, which is over 15% of the Royal Navy's total strength. They operate about 200 combat aircraft and over 50 support and training aircraft!!!!!! So how many officers??? and in what rank?? :roll: :roll:
 
#2
scouse said:
The Fleet Air Arm has approximately 6,200 personnel, which is over 15% of the Royal Navy's total strength. They operate about 200 combat aircraft and over 50 support and training aircraft!!!!!! So how many officers??? and in what rank?? :roll: :roll:
anyone know??
 
#3
Probably worded the post badly Scouse.

Should have posted;- How many officers in the FAA and who cares? :lol: :lol:

On a serious note. No bloody idea.
 

Seadog

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#6
Shhh, you'll wake Norman who will tell us, 'too many especially at Lt Cdr and Commodore level'. After all, ratings flew planes in his day.

Anyhoo, no idea. In the absence of a top of the head answer, why not get a copy of the Navy List and start counting AE, P and O officers? Let us know.
 
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angrydoc

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#7
I thought The Navy List was binned a couple of years ago - as it was 'incompatible' with JPA.

Another example of us changing our ways to suit a computer programme which should surely be adapted to suit us?
 
#9
angrydoc said:
I thought The Navy List was binned a couple of years ago - as it was 'incompatible' with JPA.
Isn't the Navy List a legal requirement? It used to be available on the rncom site but no longer, they just direct to TSO to buy it.

OALs were replaced by a retrospective printout of postings.
 
#11
Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 10 Dec 1982 states:

UNCLOS 1982 Art 29 said:
[align=center]Definition of warships[/align]

For the purposes of this Convention, "warship" means a ship belonging to the armed forces of a State bearing the external marks distinguishing such ships of its nationality, under the command of an officer duly commissioned by the government of the State and whose name appears in the appropriate service list or its equivalent, and manned by a crew which is under regular armed forces discipline.
I hear on the grapevine that the 2009 edition of the Navy List should appear in September or October after the much delayed issue of the 2008 edition earlier this year. The format will be much the same as for 2007 with the JPA-generated list of names. However, first names will be included this time, not just initials.
 
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angrydoc

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#12
Surely the 'or its equivalent' clause would allow for a database (such as JPA) instead of an actual list?
 
#13
angrydoc said:
Surely the 'or its equivalent' clause would allow for a database (such as JPA) instead of an actual list?
Only if it were made available to other nations so that they could confirm individual officers' bona fides.
 
#15
For what it's worth, an automated search of officers on the Active List in the 2006 edition of the Navy List (the last edition available in pdf format) yields the following figures:

651 x "X P"
407 x "X O"
323 x "E AE"
47 x "AV"
77 x "X FC"

Obviously, only a portion of these were serving in FAA billets at the time. Ascertaining individuals' rank would take more time than I care to employ but they are spread across the board.
 
#18
Naval_Gazer said:
651 x "X P"
407 x "X O"
323 x "E AE"
47 x "AV"
77 x "X FC"
So not counting FCs who may only do one job before moving onto the PWO course there were 370 officers and 1058 aircrew ;)

Mind you I suppose you could also take out a good 200 or so of the aircrew who also moved on to PWO and a mainstream X career.
 
#19
Karma said:
Naval_Gazer said:
651 x "X P"
407 x "X O"
323 x "E AE"
47 x "AV"
77 x "X FC"
So not counting FCs who may only do one job before moving onto the PWO course there were 370 officers and 1058 aircrew ;)

Mind you I suppose you could also take out a good 200 or so of the aircrew who also moved on to PWO and a mainstream X career.
:roll: Okay so 1 D.O. for every 5 Wafus :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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