Iraq-UK Airbridge

Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the airbridge between the UK and Iraq, with particular reference to troop movements.

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

Troop movements between the UK and Iraq are carried out in two stages, by charter aircraft between UK and Al Udeid in Qatar, and by protected tactical aircraft between Al Udeid and Iraq. Both elements of the airbridge are working well and meeting operational requirements.

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