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Armed Forces

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which EU military operations UK military personnel are serving; and how many are serving in each operation. (295170)

The UK contributes military personnel to two EU operations: protection of World Food Programme and vulnerable shipping off the horn of Africa (Operation Atalanta) and peace-keeping in Bosnia (Operation Althea). At present the UK contributes 51 military personnel to Operation Atalanta and 10 military personnel to Operation Althea.