Lessons of Iraq

Session 2002-03

Press Notice No.38, 9 September 2003


On 11 April the Committee announced that it intended to conduct an inquiry into the campaign in Iraq.  The next evidence session will be held on:-

Wednesday 10 September at 3.00 pm, Grimond Room,
Portcullis House

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Malcolm Pledger KCB OBE AFC, Chief of Defence Logistics 

  • Brigadier Derek Jeffrey, Director of Operations, Secretariat and Communications, Defence Logistics Organisation

  • Colonel David Martin, Assistant Director Supply Chain, Operations

  • Brigadier Seumas Kerr CBE, Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics PJ HQ

  • Brigadier Sean Cowlam CBE, Joint Forces, Logistic Component Commander, Operation Telic,  Ministry of Defence

The terms of reference of the inquiry are as follows:

  • To examine the role of the UK Armed Forces in the major combat phase of the recent conflict in Iraq;

  • To explore how far lessons from previous operations and deployments, including in Afghanistan, were acted upon and implemented; and

  • To consider what lessons for the future may be drawn from Operation Telic.

Written submissions relevant to this inquiry are welcome and should be sent to the Clerk of the Committee, preferably in electronic format to the Committee’s e-mail address: defcom@parliament.uk (Please include your full postal address together with the email).

Further evidence sessions will be announced in due course.

It is advisable to ring the office on 020 7219 5745 a few days in advance of this session to check which Committee Room will be used.