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star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading USA: Military Alliances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions RAF personnel were embedded with US forces during (a) operational deployments and (b) training exercises in each of the last six years; and how many such occasions involved the use of the P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-11more like thismore than 2016-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The use of the P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft in the US is predominantly limited to those personnel embedded with the US Navy as part of the Seedcorn Initiative. The Seedcorn programme in the US on P8 aircraft started in 2012 with 20 personnel involved and has remained at 20 for each subsequent year (allowing for minor fluctuations during transitory periods).</p><p> </p><p>Outside of the Seedcorn Initiative, the total number of RAF personnel embedded with US forces over the past six years is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2010 - 52</p><p>2011 - 52</p><p>2012 - 48</p><p>2013 - 49</p><p>2014 - 46</p><p>2015 - 47</p><p>2016 – 46</p><p> </p><p>Once personnel are embedded with another nation the RAF retains no command relationship with those personnel. Therefore, information on training exercises undertaken is not held.</p><p> </p><p>With respect to operational deployments, I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by the Defence Secretary on 17 December 2015: (Official Report, column 98WS) where he provided data on the UK Service personnel embedded in other nations' armed forces and deployed on or in support of operations. This will be updated in the next Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts. Information specific to RAF personnel is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Information on whether any of these deployments involved the P-8 aircraft is not available. However, I am able to confirm that one of the US embed posts does involve flying the P-8A outside of the Seedcorn Initiative.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property file name UK embedded forces 17.12.2015.docx more like this
star this property title WMS 17 December 2015 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this