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Afghanistan: Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 41649, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for integrating former Afghan armed forces soldiers currently in the UK into the UK armed forces.

Answered on

13 September 2021

The Prime Minister has directed that the whole of Government work collectively to deliver the best possible start to life in the UK for Afghan evacuees. Defence will leverage the unique bonds of fellowship within the Armed Forces and veterans' community to ensure that those Afghan evacuees who trained with or served alongside the UK Armed Forces are appropriately supported as they build their new life in the UK. This will complement and augment the wider cross-Government integration work being conducted under Op WARM WELCOME and will ensure that we look after those who looked out for us.