Armed Forces: Bahrain

House of Lords written question – answered on 7 December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hoyle Lord Hoyle Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom had any military personnel stationed in Bahrain during the uprising in February and March 2011.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There were 130 military personnel stationed in Bahrain in March 2011, the majority in the UK Maritime Component Command.

These numbers did not vary significantly between February and March 2011. The precise number of personnel fluctuates on a daily basis for a variety of reasons including mid-tour rest and recuperation, temporary absence for duty elsewhere or training, evacuation for medical reasons, the roulement of forces, visits and a range of other factors.

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