Military Exercises

Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of James Arbuthnot James Arbuthnot Chair, Defence Committee, Chair, Defence Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what days and at which locations the October 2013 Exercise Joint Warrior is expected to take place; which nations are expected to take part in that exercise; what overseas visitors are currently expected to observe the exercise and on which days; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 9 September 2013

Joint Warrior 13-2 will take place from 6-17 October 2013 in the seas around the east and west coast of Scotland from the Firth of Forth to Clyde approaches; on the Defence training estate of Tain, Spadeadam and Cape Wrath; and in the air space of northern England and Scotland. The nations participating are the UK, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and USA.

A visiting delegation of senior naval officers from Denmark is expected to visit on 7-8 October 2013.

Separately, the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force concept is being exercised at RAF Leeming, with a delegation of senior air force officers from France planned to visit on 15-16 October 2013.

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