Defence written question – answered on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel have been stationed in Uzbekistan for the purposes of training Uzbek military personnel in each year since 1997; and what the cost was of providing this training.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

There are no United Kingdom personnel permanently stationed in Uzbekistan specifically for the purposes of training Uzbek military personnel. However, the UK has sent British Military Advisory and Training Teams (BMATTs) to Uzbekistan in recent years, to provide training to the Uzbek armed forces, as follows:

Dates Locations Subject BMATT personnel Students trained Costs


7–18 March 2005 Samarkand Field Training 3 20 14
21 February to 9 March 2005 Samarkand Marksmanship Coaching Course 2 20 14
1–25 September 2004 Chirchik, Tashkent Management of Training 2 20 22
13 June to 11 July 2004 Samarkand Instructor Training Course 2 18 23
20 October to 13 November 2003 Samarkand Instructor Training Course 5 18 54
21 October to 23 November 2002 Samarkand Instructor Training Course 4 19 48
Total 175

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