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Snow Queen Exercise

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the last exercise Snow Queen was; and if he will make a statement. (137440)

Exercise “Snow Queen” used to be run in Germany with the objective of introducing soldiers to skiing. This exercise was discontinued over ten years ago and details of the costs incurred on the last occasion that it took place have not been retained. An adventurous training activity weekend undertaken by the wives and other female members based in Suffield, Canada in March this year, also titled “Exercise Snow Queen”, was funded through the British Army Unit Suffield Wives’ Club. All costs incurred by the Army were recovered from the participants.