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Armed Conflict: Death

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what definition he uses of killed in theatre; and whether it is used of those who sustain injuries in theatre but who die later. (159170)

We do not routinely use the term ‘killed in theatre’. The operational fatality figures published by the Department include those personnel who died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the operational theatre, but who were evacuated elsewhere prior to their death.