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Belize

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British army personnel have been trained at the BATSUB base in Belize in each of the past 20 years. (99890)

Records in respect of British Army personnel trained at the British Army Training Support Unit Belize do not go back 20 years however, I am able to give the detail from 1997 onwards:

Event

Number of Exercises

Number of trained personnel

1997

Exercise Native Trail

6

840

Sub Aqua Expedition

3

48

Exercise Sailfish

1

130

1998

Exercise Native Trail

6

840

Sub Aqua Expedition

5

80

Exercise Sailfish

1

130

Exercise Caribbean Fury

1

500

1999

Exercise Native Trail

8

1,120

Sub Aqua Expedition

8

128

Exercise Western Rhumba

1

500

Operation Windbreak

1

40

Exercise Devils Hat

1

50

Exercise Global Links

1

30

Exercise Sailfish

1

130

Exercise Tarzan Rock

1

75

2000

Exercise Western Rhumba

1

500

Exercise Native Trail

4

560

Sub Aqua Expedition

5

80

2001

Exercise Native Trail

7

980

2002

Exercise Native Trail

2

280

2003

Exercise Panther Cub

3

420

Exercise Mayan Warrior

1

700

Exercise Sailfish

1

130

Sub Aqua Expedition

4

64

2004

Exercise Windbreak

1

40

Exercise Mayan Warrior

2

1,400

Exercise Green River

1

150

Sub Aqua Expedition

5

80

Exercise Panther Cub

1

140

Exercise Civil Bridge

1

40

Exercise Green Parakeet

1

150

2005

Exercise Green River

1

150

Sub Aqua Expedition

8

128

Exercise Civil Bridge

1

40

Exercise Cygnet Coral

1

30

Exercise Tropical Storm

4

2,800

Exercise Windbreak

1

40

Exercise Roman Devil

1

140

Exercise Green Emerald

1

150