To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the RAF targeteers working in the Saudi Combined Air Operations Centre are on loan or on secondment to the Saudi Arabian armed forces.
12 March 2019
The RAF personnel in the Saudi Air Operations Centre are liaison officers, not 'targeteers'. They play no part in the targeting processes of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces. They are not on loan terms of service nor are they seconded to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces. They are under UK command and control.