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Armed Forces: Training

Defence written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Robert Wareing Robert Wareing Independent, Liverpool, West Derby

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which national military forces receive training in the UK.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

In the last full financial year 2008-09, for which data are available, representatives from 105 national military forces commenced training in the UK.

Countries commencing training at defence establishments in the UK 2008-09:

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo Republic

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Republic of Korea

Kuwait

Latvia

Lebanon

Libya

Lithuania

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Malawi

Malaysia

Malta

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Occupied Palestinian Territories

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Ireland

Romania

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Tanzania

Thailand

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

USA

Uruguay

Yemen

Zambia

We also provided language training to the Kosovo Security Force in the UK during 2008-09. Given this is not a military organisation, it has not been included in the above list.

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