The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Shannon on 2016-03-01.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training his Department has given to the Cyprus National Guard in each of the last five years.
Details of training provided to the Cyprus National Guard personnel by British Forces Cyprus or wider UK Defence capabilities, incorporating joint training activities, are as follows:
May 2012 – Crisis response and joint Search and Rescue (SAR) training on Exercise ARGONAUT
May 2013 – Crisis response and joint SAR training on Exercise ARGONAUT
October 2013 – Public Order training with Sovereign Base Areas Police
May 2014 – Crisis response and joint SAR training on Exercise ARGONAUT
June 2014 – Joint SAR training with 84 Squadron RAF and the Republic of Cyprus SAR Squadron
October 2014 – Range administrative training
February 2015 – Small arms firing and range administrative training
May 2015 – Crisis response training and joint SAR training on Exercise ARGONAUT
July 2015 – Joint SAR training with 84 Sqn RAF and the Republic of Cyprus
November 2015 – Joint medical (clinical study) training
February 2016 – Joint Counter-Terrorism (CT) training on Exercise CHAMELEON