Armed Forces: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK armed forces are undertaking urban training exercises in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which sites UK armed forces have used for urban training exercises in the last 12 months.

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

Defence has developed a prudent standby package of Defence personnel to support the civil authorities on a range of tasks if required. There are no plans to utilise military personnel for public order following Brexit and the Armed Forces have not undertaken urban training exercises in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Defence routinely conducts training and exercising in a range of environments, including urban environments as part of its preparedness for overseas operations.

A list of the sites routinely used by the Armed Forces for training in urban environments is provided in the table below:

SITE

Salisbury Plain Training Area

Dartmoor Training Area

Lulworth Range Complex

Tregantle Training Area

East Kent Training Area

Hythe Ranges

Lydd Ranges

Longmoor

Bramley Training Area

Pirbright Ranges

Stanford Army Field Training Centre

Fingerinhoe

Sennybridge Training Area

Swynnerton Training Area

Caerwent Training Area

Castlemartin Ranges

Leek Training Area

Nescliff Training Camp

Magilligan Training Centre & Ranges

Ballykinler Tranining Centre & Ranges

Garelochhead Training Centre

Catterick Training Area

Warcop

British Army Training Unit Suffield – Canada

British Army Training Unit Kenya

Sennylager Training Centre – Germany

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