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Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 124054, tabled on 22 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 122006, how many ranks of the Military Escort Officers chaperoned each national delegation to which they were assigned for (a) DSEI 2017 and (b) Farnborough 2016; and how many ranks of the Military Escort Officers are planned to chaperone each national delegation to which are to be assigned for the Security and Policing expo in Farnborough in March 2018.

Answered on

25 January 2018

The number of countries attending, number of Military Escort Officers and their ranks are shown in the tables below for both Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI) and Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA).

The number and ranks of Military Escort Officers who will volunteer at Security and Policing 2018 is not yet known.

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Number of Countries

Number of Military Escort Officers

Rank of Military Escort Officers

35

4

Second Lieutenant

3

Lieutenant

14

Captain

24

Major

1

Colonel

3

Flying Officer

2

Squadron Leader

1

Pilot Officer

5

Flight Lieutenant

1

Lieutenant Commander

Defence and Security Equipment International 2017

Number of Countries

Number of Military Escort Officers

Rank of Military Escort Officers

44

2

Second Lieutenant

10

Lieutenant

17

Captain

27

Major

1

Lieutenant Colonel

2

Flying Officer

1

Commander

2

Pilot Officer

2

Flight Lieutenant

4

Lieutenant Commander

8

Lieutenant Royal Navy

3

Second Lieutenant Royal Navy

Source: DIT DSO Inward Visits Unit

Military Escort Officers are drawn from both the Reserves and the Regular Armed Forces. One Military Escort Officer is normally assigned to chaperone each foreign delegation attending.

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Department for International Trade
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