Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Defence written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and which models of helicopter deployed in Afghanistan are fitted with winches.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

All UK Sea King and all UK Chinooks deployed in Afghanistan are equipped with winches.

I am withholding the number of helicopters deployed as the information would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness and security of the armed forces.

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