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Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 250791, tabled on 3 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many RAF personnel are deployed in Saudi Arabia that are not embedded within BAE Systems and are not working inside Saudi headquarters; and what the function is of those personnel.

Answered on

9 May 2019

As of March 2019, around 80 RAF personnel are working in Saudi Arabia of which around 20 are on secondment to BAE Systems. Information regarding the number of former RAF personnel now working for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia is not held.

The Ministry of Defence is not required to maintain a record of the employment status of former personnel.

RAF personnel roles include routine engineering support, generic training support and liaison roles.

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