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Bahrain: Military Bases

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which UK military assets are based in Bahrain. (320969)

[holding answer 5 March 2010]: HMS Grimsby, HMS Pembroke, HMS Chiddingfold and HMS Atherstone are permanently based in Bahrain. Other Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels operating in the region routinely visit Bahrain but are not permanently based there.

As Bahrain is within an operational theatre I am withholding information on other UK military assets which may be present because it would, or would be likely to, prejudice the efficiency, security and capability of the armed forces.