Aircraft apprentice training

FCO 8/805 1967-1968

This file concerns requests from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) for training from the RAF. It contains correspondence on:

  • Request from Saudi Arabia for RAF aircraft apprentice training to be given to 200 apprentices yearly, and the question of whether the RAF have the resources to meet this request
  • Consideration of the Saudi request for apprentice training in light of the existing contract between Saudi Arabia and Airwork Services Limited for the technical training of Saudi cadets
  • Complaints made by Saudi students about a document which the RSAF asked them to sign
  • Saudi request for the RAF to provide squadron experience for RSAF pilots
  • Memorandum on the conditions under which personnel of the RSAF are trained at RAF apprentice schools
  • Arrangements for the visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the RSAF Brigadier Hashim Saeed Hashim to the UK
  • Pilot training organisation being set up in Saudi Arabia by Airwork and the Saudi request that the training should use training aircraft previously supplied by the US
  • Training missed by Prince Faisal Bin Abdulla Al Saud as a result of illness