HC Deb 27 March 2000 vol 347 c29W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marine, (c) Army and (d) RAF personnel there are in Zimbabwe; what roles they are fulfilling; and how many Zimbabweans are receiving military training in the UK. [116262]

Mr. Spellar

Nine British Army and two RAF UK military personnel currently serve in Zimbabwe as part of the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) Southern Africa. The BMATT's main role is to provide regional peacekeeping training in countries throughout the Southern Africa region.

In addition, two Army personnel (the UK Defence Adviser and his assistant) provide advice to the British High Commissioner in Harare on defence issues.

A total of four Zimbabwean officers are currently receiving training in the UK.