HC Deb 05 May 1998 vol 311 cc285-7W
Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list(a) the countries to which military attachés are posted and (b) the military attachés by rank and service. [40773]

Dr. Reid

Military attachés are posted to the following countries; their rank and service are also indicated:

Country Capital Rank Service
Argentina Buenos Aires* Group Captain RAF
Argentina Buenos Aires* Colonel Army
Australia Canberra Commodore RN
Australia Canberra* Colonel Army
Australia Canberra Group Captain RAF
Austria Vienna* Lieutenant Colonel Army
Bangladesh Dhaka Colonel Army
Barbados Bridgetown* Captain RN
Belgium Brussels* Colonel Army
Brazil Brasilia Colonel Army
Brazil Brasilia Captain RN
Bulgaria Sofia* Colonel Army
Canada Ottawa Brigadier Army

Country Capital Rank Service
Canada Ottawa Group Captain RAF
Chile Santiago Captain RN
China Peking Brigadier Army
China Peking Captain RN
Colombia Bogota* Colonel Army
Croatia Zagreb Lieutenant Colonel Army
Cyprus Nicosia Colonel Army
Czech Republic Prague Colonel Army
Denmark Copenhangen Commander RN
Egypt Cairo Colonel Army
Egypt Cairo Commander RN
Eire Dublin Colonel Army
Finland Helsinki* Lieutenant Colonel Army
France Paris Air Commodore RAF
France Paris Captain RN
France Paris Brigadier Army
France Paris Wing Commander RAF
Germany Bonn Brigadier Army
Germany Bonn Captain RN
Germany Bonn Group Captain RAF
Germany Bonn Major Army
Ghana Accra* Lieutenant Colonel Army
Greece Athens Brigadier Army
Greece Athens Captain RN
Guatemala Guatemala City* Colonel Army
Hungary Budapest Colonel Army
India New Delhi Brigadier Army
India New Delhi Captain RN
India New Delhi Group Captain RAF
Indonesia Jakarta Colonel Army
Israel Tel Aviv Colonel Army
Israel Tel Aviv Wing Commander RAF
Italy Rome Brigadier Army
Italy Rome* Captain RN
Italy Rome Group Captain RAF
Jamaica Kingston* Colonel Army
Japan Tokyo Captain RN
Japan Tokyo Group Captain RAF
Jordan Amman Colonel Army
Jordan Amman Wing Commander RAF
Kenya Nairobi* Colonel Army
Kuwait Kuwait City Colonel Army
Latvia Riga* Lieutenant Colonel Army
Lebanon Beirut Lieutenant Colonel Army
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur* Colonel Army
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Lieutenant Commander RN
Mexico Mexico City* Colonel Army
Morocco Rabat* Lieutenant Colonel Army
Nepal Kathmandu Colonel Army
New Zealand Wellington* Colonel Army
Netherlands The Hague Lieutenant Colonel Army
Netherlands The Hague Lieutenant Colonel Army
Norway Oslo Lieutenant Colonel RM RM
Norway Oslo Lieutenant Colonel Army
Oman Muscat Brigadier Army
Oman Muscat Commander RN
Pakistan Islamabad Brigadier Army
Pakistan Islamabad Captain RN
Poland Warsaw Group Captain RAF
Poland Warsaw Lieutenant Colonel Army
Portugal Lisbon Commander RN
Philippines Manila Group Captain RAF
Qatar Doha Wing Commodore RAF
Romania Bucharest Colonel Army
Russia Moscow* Air Commodore RAF
Russia Moscow* Captain RN
Russia Moscow* Colonel Army
Russia Moscow* Lieutenant Commander RN
Russia Moscow* Major Army
Russia Moscow* Squadron Leader RAF
Saudi Arabia Riyadh* Brigadier Army
Saudi Arabia Riyadh* Commander RN
Saudi Arabia Riyadh* Wing Commander RAF
Singapore Singapore* Group Captain RAF
Singapore Singapore Commander RN
Slovakia Bratislava Wing Commander RAF
South Africa Pretoria* Brigadier Army
South Africa Pretoria* Commander RN

Country Capital Rank Service
South Korea Seoul Brigadier Army
South Korea Seoul Group Captain RAF
Spain Madrid Captain RN
Spain Madrid Colonel Army
Sri Lanka Colombo Lieutenant Colonel Army
Sweden Stockholm Wing Commander RAF
Sweden Stockholm Commander RN
Switzerland Berne Lieutenant Colonel Army
Syria Damascus Colonel Army
Thailand Bangkok Colonel Army
Turkey Ankara Brigadier Army
Turkey Ankara Wing commander RAF
UAE Abu Dhabi Colonel Army
UAE Abu Dhabi Wing Commander RAF
Uganda Kampala* Lieutenant Colonel Army
Ukraine Kyiv Captain RN
USA Washington DC Major General Army
USA Washington DC Commodore RN
USA Washington DC Brigadier Army
USA Washington DC Air Commodore RAF
USA Washington DC Lieutenant Colonel RM RM
USA Washington DC Colonel Army
USA Washington DC Group Captain RAF
USA Washington DC Colonel Army
Venezuela Caracas* Colonel RM RM
FR of Yugoslavia Belgrade Colonel Army
Zimbabwe Harare* Colonel Army


Posts annotated with * also hold non-residential attaché accreditations to other capitals in adjacent or nearby countries, which they visit on a regular basis.