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Oman: Military Bases

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 89811, tabled on 14 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many additional British personnel will be stationed at the UK logistics hub in Duqm, Oman, once it has tripled in size.

Answered on

21 September 2020

The £23.8 million investment in the UK logistics hub at Duqm port will triple the size of the existing UK base. This investment will help facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean including the ability to support the UK's two aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The possibility of additional personnel to support this Logistics hub at Duqm is being considered as part of the ongoing Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.