Military Exercises

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which multi-national military exercises UK armed forces (a) are participating and (b) have participated since the UK left the EU conducted under the aegis of (i) NATO, (ii) defence organisations that are part of EU structures and (iii) other defence organisations; and what the (A) location, (B) duration and (C) purpose has been of each military exercise.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK is only participating in two NATO exercises in the coming months.

NATO

JOINT WARRIOR 20-2

West Coast Scotland

2 Weeks (Sep 20)

NATO Force Generation and Validation Exercise

NATO

LOYAL LEDA

UK

3 Weeks (Nov 20)

NATO Collective Training Exercise

The UK has participated in the following exercises under the auspices of NATO, the European Union or other Defence Organisations since 31 January 2020.

NATO

JOINT WARRIOR 20-1

West Coast Scotland

2 Weeks (Mar 20)

Carrier Strike Group 21 NATO Force Generation and Validation Exercise

NATO

PILA BESOK

Norway

2 Weeks (Mar 20)

Planning Exercise

NATO

COLD RESPONSE 20

Norway/North Sea

2 Months (Feb 20)

Maritime Amphibious Task Group and Lead Commando Group NATO Chapter 4 LIVEX

EU

QUICK RESPONSE

Bosnia & Herzegovina

3 Weeks (Aug 20)

OP ALTHEA Annual reinforcement rehearsal exercise

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