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Iraq-UK Airbridge

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the airbridge between the UK and Iraq, with particular reference to troop movements. (92315)

Troop movements between the UK and Iraq are carried out in two stages, by charter aircraft between UK and Al Udeid in Qatar, and by protected tactical aircraft between Al Udeid and Iraq. Both elements of the airbridge are working well and meeting operational requirements.