I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 27 October 2008, Official Report, columns 622-23W.
Two incidents of theft of British military supplies during transit from the port of disembarkation in Pakistan to the final destination in Afghanistan have been reported to the Royal Military Police between 18 July 2008 and 26 January 2009 inclusive.
Between 1 October 2008 and 24 January 2009 one soldier from 1st Battalion The Rifles was very seriously injured, and another Rifleman was seriously injured.
(2) where the training of personnel will take place;
(3) what aspects of the flying training will be conducted.
The aspects of flying training to be conducted will be appropriate to the environmental and operational conditions in Afghanistan.
The training of RAF Merlin Force air and ground crew will take place in the UK (at RAF Benson, on Salisbury Plain and other UK training areas), with some elements likely to be overseas as part of a rolling programme prior to deployment.
Much of the theatre-specific preparation will need to take place during the four month period between completion of deployment to Iraq and commencement of deployment to Afghanistan; but some elements of training may commence earlier.
I am withholding further details as their disclosure would, or would likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.
I have nothing to add to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Mr. MacNeil) on 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1016W.