Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the RAF targeteers working in the Saudi Combined Air Operations Centre are on loan or on secondment to the Saudi Arabian armed forces.

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

The RAF personnel in the Saudi Air Operations Centre are liaison officers, not 'targeteers'. They play no part in the targeting processes of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces. They are not on loan terms of service nor are they seconded to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces. They are under UK command and control.

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