Parliamentary question regarding British armed forces in UAE
On the 20th November the following question was asked by Alistair Carmichael:
To which Mark Lancaster (Minister of State, Ministry of Defence) replied:
"The precise details of the UK military laydown within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is protected by a non-disclosure agreement with the host nation. This is an extant condition of the orignal arrangement for our presence in the UAE, due to operational sensitivities at the time.
However, we can confirm there are three personnel based in the British Embassy Defence Section conducting defence engagement activities.
All other UK military personnel in the UAE are fulfilling roles which support operations and regional security, the detail of which is not publically releasable."