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Operation Herrick 10: Operation Herrick 9

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel have lost limbs in the course of (a) Operation Herrick 10 and (b) Operation Herrick 9. (286974)

Fifteen surviving casualties from roulement 9 of Op. Herrick, between 15 October 2008 and 14 April 2009, sustained a traumatic or surgical amputation ranging from the loss of part of a finger or toe up to the loss of an entire limb or limbs.

Initial figures for roulement 10, will be reported following the end of the roulement period.

These figures include those who have had a surgical amputation performed either at military field hospitals or in hospital in the UK. These figures may be amended as records are updated.