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Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if any British officer has been seconded to replace Major-General Tim Creasey as Commander-in- chief of the forces of the Sultan of Oman; and, if so, who.

Major-General K. Perkins, MBE, DFC, has been loaned to the Sultanate of Oman to serve as commander of the Sultan's armed forces in succession to Major-General T. M. Creasey, OBE.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the RAF and the Army, respectively, are stationed at Salalah; and if he will specify any additional members of the British Armed Forces at this base who have been seconded to the service of the Sultan of Oman.

Detachments of the Army and Royal Air Force are stationed at Salalah. It is not the usual practice to give details of deployments of this kind. In addition, about 175 British personnel are serving on loan with the forces of the Sultan of Oman. Details of their deployment are a matter for the Sultanate authorities.