Saudi Arabia: Military Aid:Written question - 69657

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Asked by Layla Moran
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Asked on: 06 July 2020
Ministry of Defence
Saudi Arabia: Military Aid
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) dates on which the 180 Saudi military personnel attended training at the Defence College of Technical Training at RAF Cosford in 2019, (b) course curriculum and (c) ranks and roles of those military personnel who received that training.
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Answered by: James Heappey
Answered on: 09 July 2020

Please see the table below for the various dates and courses on which Saudi military personnel received training at the Defence College of Technical Training at RAF Cosford. It should be noted that the 180 personnel did not all attend the same courses.

Course Name

Start Date

Finish Date

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M20)

November 2017

January 2019

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M21)

December 2017

February 2019

Weapons Technician Course (W13)

October 2017

February 2019

Avionics Technician Course (AV19)

January 2018

March 2019

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M22)

March 2018

April 2019

Weapons Technician Course (W14)

February 2018

May 2019

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M23)

May 2018

July 2019

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M24)

August 2018

August 2019

Avionics Technician Course (AV20)

October 2018

September 2019

Avionics Technician Course (AV21)

December 2018

November 2019

Weapons Technician Course (W15)

August 2018

December 2019

Aircraft Mechanical Technician Course Mechanics (M25)

May 2019

August 2020

Engineer Officer Foundation Course (56)

January 2019

July 2019

Engineer Officer Foundation Course (57)

March 2019

October 2019

The roles of personnel being trained is a matter for the Royal Saudi Air Force. Therefore, we do not hold information relating to specific roles. However, the courses are attended by technicians.

I am withholding the information relating to course curriculum as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice both commercial interests and international relations between the United Kingdom and another State.

Additionally, I am withholding the ranks of the personnel under our obligations in relation to the protection of confidentiality when handling a small data set.

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