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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 3 August 2015

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 3 August 2015.


Number of UK airstrikes in Iraq up to 31 March 2015

Number of UK airstrikes as part of the coalition in Iraq up to 31 March 2015

UK military aircraft air strikes conducted in Afghanistan 2004 to 2014

Number of accidental deaths and suicides at RAF Benson from 1989 to 2014

Nature of experiments involving pigs and common marmosets during 2014

Number of senior female officers in UK regular forces as at 1 Ocotber 2014

A list of all aircraft in active service

Authority for RAF pilots to engage aircraft over UK

Military aircraft numbers and locations

Helicopter accident and safety reports

Attachment: Pension sharing on divorce: period of appeal

United States Visiting Forces (USVF) agreements

RAF Regiment squadrons

Attachment: Turbine at land at Bannauduon proposal

An explanation for the termination of contract CSS/0047


Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 3 August 2015.

Published 4 August 2015
Last updated 12 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Removed FOI2014/07118/07124 as this is not a valid FOI response and is not required to be published.
  2. Added new FOI responses - The Ministry of Defence's policy and training of military personnel in relation to potential interaction with children (including child soldiers or child combatants) on the battlefield, Information on instances of inappropriate browsing between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014, broken down by employment type, Information on cases of allegations of sexual harassment recorded within the military in the last five years, No service personnel tested positive for legal highs 2012 to 2015, Information relating to the Ref-A140863: Turbine at land at Bannauduon proposal and the associated MOD objection, An explanation for the termination of contract CSS/0047 and List of companies who applied to get onto FATS/D&E but were unsuccessful due to pricing.
  3. Added new FOI responses - Pension Policy Instructions: The Armed Forces Pension Schemes, Correspondence between MOD and HRMC: Travel allowances "Residence to Place of Duty" and "Home to Duty", Information for the number of Service Personal stationed in Northern Ireland, Minutes of Accommodation Policy Working Group (APWG) and Accommodation Steering Group (ASG) between December 2013 and November 2014, Location and names of RAF Squadrons; the number of RAF personnel; picture and information on fixed wing aircraft; and where RAF aircraft are based. Also an explanation of why RN and RAF Search and Rescue Sea Kings are different colours, Incidents reported involving the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones, 01 January 2014 to 31 March 2015, The number of occasions British pilots flew UK and US owned Reaper Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) in Afghanistan, 2011 to 2014, Aircraft damaged and cost of damage caused by hailstorm at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on 23 April 2013, RAF Reserves recruiting gains and losses for financial year 2012/2013, Information about UK Reaper aircraft in the UK and in Afghanistan, File plan headings of the RAF's ISTAR fleet and ISTAR Force Headquarters file plan contained on the MOSS IT filing system, Annual flying hour totals for the following platforms: Typhoon, Tornado GR4, C-130J, C-17, Chinook, Merlin HC3, Merlin HM1/2, Apache and Sentinel, for the years 2008-2009 to 2013-2014, Information regarding the MOD Search and Rescue Service (SAR) including the year it started and when (approximately) it will end, Length of service at promotion by all ranks for all RAF officers and for officers in the RAF police for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, Length of service at promotion by all RAF Regiment other ranks (RAF Gunner trade) and for RAF Police other ranks, Standards, benchmarks or requirements a foreign nation would need to meet in order to be allowed to expand a military base located in the UK, United States Visiting Forces (USVF) agreements, RAF Regiment Squadrons, Numbers of RAF officers of Group Captain rank and above currently in receipt of Recruitment and Retention Payment (Flying) and Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) aircraft based at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth.
  4. Added FOI response and attachments for Helicopter accident and safety reports.
  5. Added FOI response for Military aircraft numbers and locations.
  6. Added new FOI responses for UK military aircraft scrambled in the past 10 years against unidentified flying objects, MOD expenditure at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held on 20-22 May 2014, A list of all aircraft in active service, Numbers and percentages for the forward fleet and depth fleet availability for Typhoon, Tornado, Sentinel, C17-A and C1309J aircraft, Statistics for the number of days Quick Reaction Alert aircraft were launched in response to Russian military aircraft approaching the UK in the years 2011-2013, Authority for RAF pilots to engage aircraft over UK and Non UK military personnel flying as passengers in the Red Arrows 2013-2014 and Estimated direct expenditure with Small and Medium -sized Enterprises (SMEs) and total expenditure by the Department for financial years 2011/12 to 2013/14.
  7. Added FOI responses for Issues or incidents with RAF aircraft where windfarms/wind energy projects are located within the vicinity of RAF bases, Reason for the use of the term "spare time" rather than "part time" in RAF Reservists television advertising, QRA aircraft launched in response to Russian military aircraft since 2012.
  8. Added new FOI response for Information on senior officers on overseas attachments by service.
  9. Added new FOI response for Number of allegations of bullying and harrassment including rape, attempted rape and sexual assault from 2010.
  10. Added new FOI response for MOD discussions and consultations with United States counterparts on the US European Infrastructure consolidation Review.
  11. Added new FOI for Correspondence regarding Saudi and Kuwaiti medals for Gulf War 1.
  12. Added note to further response to an FOI response.
  13. Added new FOI response for number of firearms and ammunition reported or stolen from the MOD.
  14. Included new FOI responses for nature of experiments animals during 2014, number of incidences reported for impersonation of a police officer or special constable and traffic officer, request for information on moderation panel 556, Air-USVF RAF liaison party, number of pilot applicants who applied to join the RAF and pass rates, number of senior female officers in UK regular forces as at 1 Ocotber 2014.
  15. Added new FOI responses including 16 related to missions in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, request for 'Follow-up review into the handling of CPERS report, roles and responsibilities of the DSAC.
  16. Added new FOI response for number of Reaper and Tornado missions flown including those with weapon release in Iraq and Syria April to June 2015.
  17. First published.