Afghanistan: Parachute Regiment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Parachute Regiment personnel have been deployed to Afghanistan in a combat role.

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

Since 1 January 2015, the UK has been part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission which is a non-combat mission to Train, Advise and Assist Afghan security institutions and the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF). The Parachute Regiment currently contribute personnel to the Kabul Security force (KSF) under this mission. The KSF's primary role is to secure and enable the mentoring and training activity by the international community. The KSF also mentors parts of the ANDSF directly.

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