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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many frontline personnel were casualty evacuations during 12 Brigade’s operational tour in Helmand Province. (160227)

[holding answer 23 October 2007]: The Relief in Place of 12 Mechanised Brigade is not yet complete. In the period 12 April 2007 to 10 October 2007, 213 personnel were aeromedically evacuated from units of 12 Mechanised Brigade during their operational tour.

During the same period, a further 131 individuals, including UK personnel serving under the wider ISAF force structure, civilians, contractors and other military personnel serving on secondment or attachment with other units deployed to theatre, were aeromedically evacuated.

Both sets of figures include aeromedical evacuation for all reasons, including battle injuries, non-battle injuries, illness and disease.

The MOD publishes casualty details for Afghanistan on its website under the following URL: