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Home Service Force

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current total strength of the home service force.

Location of home service force unitSponsor unitLocation of sponsor unitPlanned formation date
Oxford5th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Green JacketsOxford1990
Lincoln's Inn71 Signal Regiments (Volunteers)Lincoln's Inn1987
Mayfair4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Green JacketsMayfair1990
Plymouth3rd Battalion The Devon and Cornwall Rifle VolunteersPlymouth1990
Runcorn3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Cheshire RegimentNorthwich1990

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men of the home service force will be available for exercise Brave Defender in September.

Our current estimate is that between 2,000 and 3,000 home service force personnel will be eligible to take part, but detailed figures will not be available significantly in advance of the exercise.