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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 505: debated on Tuesday 2 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of personnel deployed to Afghanistan in the current deployment undertook individual reinforcement training rather than full collective pre-deployment training. (314471)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, no armed forces personnel deploy to operations without being fully trained for the job they are required to do. Pre-deployment training is mandatory for all personnel. The quantity and nature of this training varies between individuals and units depending on existing skill levels and the role to be filled on deployment.