List of United Kingdom Military installations used during Operation Telic

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The British Armed Forces had several temporary military bases in Iraq and Kuwait between 2003 and 2009, most were controlled by Multi-National Division (South-East).

Depending on their size or utility, the facilities are called : Camp, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Combat Outpost (COP), Patrol Base (PB), Outpost, Logistics Base (Log Base), Fire Base (FB).

Installations[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Type Name Governorate Opened Closed Fate Notes/Units
Air Base Amarah Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 710 Squadron RLC (V), 6 Supply Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC).[1]
16 Air Assault Brigade.[1]
Airport Baghdad Baghdad Unknown 2009 Unknown Royal Air Force Westland Puma HC Mk 1s assisted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office until 2009.[1]
Airport Basrah.[2] Basra 24 March 2003.[3] 31 March 2009.[4] Transferred to American Control 53 Field Squadron (Air Support), 39 Engineer Regiment and 10 Field Squadron (Air Support) during TELIC 2.[1]
Honourable Artillery Company firstly during Op Telic 4 between April 2004 and October 2004 as a troop size deployment acting as a Brigade Reconnaissance Troop (BRT) and secondly during Telic 5 between October 2004 and April 2005 as a squadron size.[1]
12th (Air Defence) Regiment, Royal Artillery (RA) between February 2003 and May 2003.[1]
9 Supply Regiment RLC as a detachment from March 2003.[1]
No. 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment sometime in between February 2003 and August 2003.[1]
A small unit of 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group which moved from Camp Doha, Kuwait.[1]
Royal Air Force with unknown aircraft.[1]
Camp Bucca Basra 2003 2010 Transferred to American Control Adjutant General's Corps (Military Provost Staff) until the Theatre Internment Facility (TIF) until Dec 2003.[1]
Camp Coyote Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 33 Field Hospital - Commissioned Hospital then handed over to 202 Field Hospital AMS(V).[1]
Camp Dogwood nr Al Amarah Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 9 Supply Regiment - (MBLU unit ?).[1]
Command Post Shat al-Arab hotel[5] Basra Unknown July 2009 Unknown 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) attached to 19th Regiment Royal Artillery on Telic 5 with 28 and 143 Batteries.[1]
DTDF Divisional Temporary Detainment Facility Basra 2003 Unknown Unknown Adjutant General's Corps (Military Provost Staff) from 2003.[1]
FOB Minden Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers during a rotation provided protection for the FOB.[1]
Fuel Depot Name Unknown nr Safwan Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown Task Force IX (9 Supply Regiment).[1]
Gas/Oil Separation Plant Disused Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 12th (Air Defence) Regiment, Royal Artillery between February 2003 and May 2003.[1]
Logistics Base Shaibah Basra 2003 2007 Transferred to Iraqi Army See article for units.[1]
Palace Basra Basra 2003 3 September 2007[6] Transferred to American Control 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) - 19th Regiment Royal Artillery during Telic 5 with 5 & 19 Batteries with RAP.[1]
Port Khor Al Zubair Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 9 Supply regiment as a detachment from March 2003.[1]
Port Umm Qasr Basra 2003 2009 Port in Civilian hands 127 Battery of 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (V) attached to 19th Regiment Royal Artillery during Telic 5.[1]
A detachment of 9 Supply Regiment RLC from March 2003 onwards.[1]
17 Port and Maritime Regiment until May 2003.[1]
165 Port Regiment RLC (V) from May 2003.[1]
84 Medical Supply Squadron, RAMC between May 2003 and June 2003.[1]
Unknown Az Zabaya Basra Unknown Unknown Unknown 84 Medical Supply Squadron, RAMC between June 2003 and August 2003.[1]

Kuwait[edit]

Type Name Governorate Opened Closed Fate Notes/Units
Airbase Ali Al Salem Al Jahra 2003 2004 Section operated by other force No. 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment between February and August 2003.[1]
Airbase Unknown 2009 Reverted to Civilian Control Royal Air Force - under Operation Kipion[2] with AgustaWestland Merlin helicopters.[1]
Camp Doha Al Asimah 2003 2006 Section operated by other force Shared with American Forces.
A small unit of 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group before moving to Basrah Airport.[1]
Camp Arifjan Al Asimah 2003 Joint Force Logistics Component based on 102 Logistic Brigade HQ & Signal Squadron (262).[1]
Camp Fox 2003 84 Medical Supply Squadron, RAMC between January 2003 and May 2003.
102 Log Bde HQ & Sig Sqn (262) Forward Headquarters. [1]
Port Shuwaikh Al Asimah 94 Squadron, 9 Supply Regiment RLC.[1]
Port Unknown 17 Port and Maritime Regiment until May 2003.[1]
165 Port Regiment RLC (V) from May 2003.[1]
Port Unknown 17 Port and Maritime Regiment until May 2003.[1]
165 Port Regiment RLC (V) from May 2003.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak "Operation Telic: British Forces Deployed". Britain's Small Wars. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Iraq (Operation KIPION)". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  3. ^ "British Fatalities during Operation Telic" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2005. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "British forces hand over control of Basra airport to Americans". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ "UK begins Iraq farewell by saying: so long, and thanks for the fish". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  6. ^ "British forces withdraw from Basra Palace base". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2013.

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