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Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Land Rovers of each type have turned over in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan since the first deployment of British armed forces in each country. (137618)

Our collective records show that to date, there have been some 87 reported accidents, in Iraq, of Land Rovers “overturning without first colliding” and 13 in Afghanistan.

I can also confirm that at least 22 of these incidents in Iraq involved the Snatch variant Land Rover and at least two involved the WMIK variant; in Afghanistan at least three involved the Snatch and one involved a WMIK variant. The other incidents in both theatres involved the standard ‘General Service’ or ‘Fitted For Radio’ type variants. Further details of these vehicles could be provided only at disproportionate cost.