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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 222429, tabled on 28 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2015 to Question 220012, how many RAF personnel are deployed in Afghanistan; and what the (a) rank, (b) squadron and (c) function is of each RAF officer stationed in that country.

Answered on

4 February 2015

As at 2 February 2015 there were 19 RAF personnel in Afghanistan. The rank and function of each are shown below. Only those supporting the Op TORAL Aviation Detachment are deployed as part of a formed unit, which in this case is 27 Squadron from RAF Odiham.

Number and RankFunction
Five x Flight LieutenantPilots Op TORAL Aviation Detachment
Two x Flight Lieutenant

Engineer Officers Op TORAL Aviation Detachment

Three x Flight Lieutenant/Squadron LeaderCommand Elements of Op TORAL Aviation Detachment
One x Flight LieutenantAeromedical Evacuation Liaison Officer
Two x Squadron LeaderStaff Appointments Headquarters Resolute Support
One x Wing CommanderStaff Appointment Headquarters Resolute Support
Three x Squadron LeaderStaff Appointments Headquarters Commander British Forces Afghanistan
One x Wing CommanderAdvisor Afghan Ministry of Defence
One x Air CommodoreStaff Appointment Headquarters Resolute Support
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