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NATO Response Force

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units form the British commitment to the NATO Response Force in 2009. (249734)

From January to June 2009, the UK’s commitment to the NATO Response Force is a Maritime Component Command Flagship with Destroyer/Frigate escort, Mine Hunter and associated logistic support (an Auxiliary Repair Ship, Support Ship and Logistic Ship Dock (Auxiliary) with Boarding Team); and a Deployable Air Operating Base, four Air Defence Aircraft, four Fighter Bomber Aircraft and four Close Air Support Aircraft together with two Transport Aircraft and up to two Airborne Early Warning Aircraft.

From July to December 2009, the UK will contribute a Destroyer/Frigate Escort Ship and a Maritime Patrol Aircraft; a Land Component Command Headquarters and associated support, and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company; six Fighter Bomber Aircraft, six Close Air Support Aircraft, two Air-to-Air Refuelling Aircraft, two Transport Aircraft and up to two Airborne Early Warning Aircraft.