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Iraq: Military Equipment

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, columns 480-1W, on Iraq: military equipment, what personnel training and mentoring of Iraqi forces, UK troops are providing at (a) brigade, (b) division and (c) battle group level. (181712)

The provision of training, mentoring and monitoring of Iraqi Security Forces is a primary task for UK forces in Iraq, with training provided to 10th and 14th Iraqi Army Divisions at divisional, brigade and battalion level. At the divisional level, training and mentoring focuses on the appropriate structures required of a divisional HQ.

At brigade level, it focuses on the practicalities and execution of joint operations, while the battalion level receives dedicated infantry training.

Training is also provided to The Department for Border Enforcement and the Iraqi Police Service.