During my oral statement on 20 July 2015 (Official Report, column 1233), I committed to continue to be transparent about UK service personnel embedded in other nations’ armed forces on operations.
Today I am publishing details of UK Service personnel embedded in other nations’ armed forces who are deployed on operations together with those who work on operations in deployed coalition or single nation headquarters roles. Embeds play an important role in enhancing our national security interests around the world, strengthening our relationships with key allies and developing our own capabilities. These personnel perform a wide range of roles for their host nation including staff in headquarters planning for operations and training missions, members of a Ship’s Company, helicopter pilots, transport pilots, fast-jet pilots and aircrew and air traffic control.
Following this first report to the House, future updates will be published annually through my Department’s Annual Report and Accounts. For operational and personal security reasons the information that can be routinely released is limited.
(Data correct as at 30 November 2015)
HOST NATION / HEADQUARTERS
EMBEDDED HQ STAFF
EMBEDDED EXCHANGE OFFICERS
United States of America