Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women were injured while serving in Afghanistan in each year of the UK's engagement in war in that country.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The table below provides a summary of the number of UK female Service personnel injured in Afghanistan in each year between 7 October 2001 (start of operations in Afghanistan) and 30 November 2014 (end of NATO combat operations).

Female UK Service Personnel Injured in Afghanistan by injury classification and year, 7 October 2001- 30 November 2014. 1.

Female Military in Afghanistan

All

7 Oct 2001-31 Dec 2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

All injured female personnel

206

0

2

3

3

23

19

24

30

23

31

34

14

Battle injury

24

0

0

0

0

1

1

4

6

4

4

3

1

Non-Battle injury

181

0

2

3

3

22

18

20

24

19

26

31

13

Disease/ Non-Battle injury 2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1 Based on year of Injury, numbers exclude female personnel who were injured and subsequently died.

2 For these UK Female Service Personnel it has not been possible to determine from electronic records held by Defence Statistics if they were injured or had an illness. The record identifies these personnel as Disease/Non Battle Injury.

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