UK Military Support to France:Written statement - HCWS867

Ministry of Defence
Made on: 18 July 2018
Made by: Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Defence)

UK Military Support to France

I wish to update the House on the deployment of three CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopters to Mali to support French operations in the Sahel region, which I announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 18 January 2018 (HCWS413). All aircraft and personnel have now deployed and flying operations will begin shortly. We are committed to supporting our French allies in this armed conflict, combating terrorism and instability, as well as strengthening our military co-operation with one of our closest allies.

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