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Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 66440, tabled on 3 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each of the armed forces are stationed in Saudi Arabia.

Answered on

8 March 2017

The UK Armed Forces has a total of 125 personnel from across the three Services permanently stationed in Saudi Arabia. By individual service, there are 20 Naval personnel, 53 Army personnel and 52 personnel from the Royal Air Force. Due to routine visits and training, the precise number of Armed Forces personnel in Saudi Arabia will fluctuate on a day-to-day basis.

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