asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current total strength of the home service force.
|Location of home service force unit||Sponsor unit||Location of sponsor unit||Planned formation date|
|Oxford||5th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets||Oxford||1990|
|Lincoln's Inn||71 Signal Regiments (Volunteers)||Lincoln's Inn||1987|
|Mayfair||4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets||Mayfair||1990|
|Plymouth||3rd Battalion The Devon and Cornwall Rifle Volunteers||Plymouth||1990|
|Runcorn||3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Cheshire Regiment||Northwich||1990|
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.