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Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries provided the requirement for NATO’s Operational Reserve Force in each year since 2001; and which countries will provide the requirement until 2010. (190694)

During this period, there was an Operational Reserve Force for ISAF from August to December 2006 which was provided by Romania.

For the Balkans, the reserve was called the Over the Horizon Force until mid-2002 with the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the US all contributing battalions. Since mid-2002, the Operational Reserve Force has comprised three battalions provided by the UK, Germany and Italy.

As commitments to the Operational Reserve Force are made on an annual basis, there is no programmed rota for 2009-10.