Call-Out Order in Support of UK Operations in Afghanistan

Ministry of Defence written statement – made on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

With the expiry of the call-out order made on 9th November 2016, a new order has been made under section 56(1B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable Reservists to be called into permanent service in support of United Kingdom operations in Afghanistan.

Under the call-out order made on 9th November 2016, 71 Reservists have been called out for operations. We anticipate a continued requirement for Reservists, with the right skills and experience, over the period the new order will be in force. This is fully in line with our policy of having more capable, usable, integrated and relevant Reserve Forces.

The order takes effect from the beginning of 9th November 2017 and ceases to have effect at the end of 8th November 2018.