USA: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd November 2022.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department release information on the number of US military personnel in Britain and not at the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

As a UK overseas territory run and administered by the MOD, the Sovereign Base Areas are unique within Defence. For operational and security reasons, we do not release details of US personnel participating in current or future operations in this specific location.

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