Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinook helicopters and supporting personnel will remain in Kabul following the withdrawal of HM armed forces; and for how long such forces will be so deployed.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

There are three Chinook helicopters and 51 associated personnel within the aviation detachment deployed in Kabul in support of the UK's contribution to the NATO Resolute Support Mission. In 2015 these will be replaced by three Puma HC.2 helicopters which will remain until the Mission concludes

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