In total, 386 UK personnel serving on Telic were treated at the Role 3 Facility in Cyprus, 19 of whom returned to their units in theatre after treatment. The remaining 367 personnel were sent back to the UK either for additional treatment or to their units. Of the 386 personnel, 33 were treated for wounds received as a result of hostile action and 353 for disease and non-battle injuries. All personnel treated at the medical facility in Cyprus are included in the aeromedical evacuation reporting published on the MOD website.
As far as we know, no UK personnel injured in Iraq were treated in any other British or Coalition hospital in the Middle East outside the Telic area of operations.
A unit’s operational records should include copies of all routine documentation produced during an operational tour.
Since October 2005 units have been specifically tasked to provide a daily update of all injuries to personnel and vehicles from major causes. Prior to this, units were not specifically tasked to do this and the information recorded for the early phases of Operation Telic is therefore not comprehensive and has not been extracted from the rest of the documentation produced by the unit. Further detail relating to the period prior to October 2005 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The approximate troop contributions from current partner nations deployed in Multinational Division (South East) in Iraq are listed as follows:
Nation Troops Australia 550 Czech Republic 100 Denmark 530 Italy 11,800 Japan 600 Lithuania 50 Romania 600 United Kingdom 7,200 1 Roulement is ongoing
1 Roulement is ongoing
In addition, Portugal (two troops) and the Netherlands (one) currently have liaison officers working within MND(SE) Headquarters.