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Air Force: Foreign Nationals

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 39271, tabled on 3 June 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-UK airforce personnel were trained by the Royal Air Force in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16; which countries those personnel were from; what the cost to the RAF of such training was; and whether those costs were reimbursed.

Answered on

8 June 2016

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, it has been possible to provide a list of countries from which non-UK personnel were trained by the Royal Air Force. The list is attached.

International Defence Training is an important part of our International Defence Engagement Strategy, which seeks to use our national capabilities to extend the influence of the UK in the world.

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