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DEFENCE – MILITARY EXERCISES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION [85925] - 06 September 2020

DEFENCE – MILITARY EXERCISES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION [85925] - 06 September 2020

Dr Julian Lewis:  To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which multi-national military exercises UK armed forces (a) are participating and (b) have participated since the UK left the EU conducted under the aegis of (i) NATO, (ii) defence organisations that are part of EU structures and (iii) other defence organisations; and what the (A) location, (B) duration and (C) purpose has been of each military exercise.  [85925]

[Due for Answer on 10 September.]

ANSWER

The Minister for the Armed Forces (James Heappey):  The UK is only participating in two NATO exercises in the coming months.

NATO  

JOINT WARRIOR 20-2  

West Coast Scotland  

2 Weeks (Sep 20)  

NATO Force Generation and Validation Exercise  

NATO

LOYAL LEDA

UK

3 Weeks (Nov 20)

NATO Collective Training Exercise

The UK has participated in the following exercises under the auspices of NATO, the European Union or other Defence Organisations since 31 January 2020.

NATO  

  JOINT WARRIOR 20-1  

West Coast Scotland

2 Weeks (Mar 20)    

Carrier Strike Group 21 NATO Force Generation and Validation Exercise

NATO

  PILA BESOK

Norway

2 Weeks (Mar 20)

Planning Exercise

NATO

  COLD RESPONSE 20

Norway/North Sea

2 Months (Feb 20)  

Maritime Amphibious Task Group and Lead Commando Group NATO Chapter 4 LIVEX

EU

  QUICK RESPONSE

Bosnia & Herzegovina  

3 Weeks (Aug 20)

OP ALTHEA Annual reinforcement rehearsal exercise