BRUSSELS has refused the help of the UK military after Brexit with British staff being told their current roles with the European Union will not continue after the UK leaves the bloc.
Currently, 13 British personnel have been assisting EU military staff as part of a secondment arrangement with Brussels, while another has been on loan to the crisis management and planning directorate of the European External Action Service
However they have now been told by Brussels will not have their roles with the EU automatically renewed after Brexit.
The Ministry of Defence said British secondments are now being considered by Brussels on a case-by-case basis in a bid to stop conflicts of interest in potentially sensitive areas.
But joint military missions could face issues after Brexit and a top British official urged negotiators to “find a way to keep the door open”.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the UK defence staff, told the Financial Times: “At times like this the military to military relationships matter more than ever.