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Service Personnel (Postings)

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the current posting of SAC Geoffrey Jones;(2) what is the current posting of SAC Christopher Payne;(3) what is the current posting of SAC Alan Lightowler;(4) what is the current posting of SAC Wayne Kriehn;(5) what is the current posting of SAC Gwynfor Owen.

It is not the usual practice to publish details of the movements of individual service men in the course of their duties; however, in this instance, I can say that the current posting of these service men is RAF, West Drayton.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current posting of Signalman David Hardman.

Former Signalman David Hardman gave notice in October 1983 that he wished to leave the Army on completion of nine years service, and was acccordingly discharged in October 1984.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the current posting of Lance-corporal Anthony Glass;(2) what is the current posting of Signalman Martin Tuffy.

It is not the usual practice to publish details of the movements of individual service men in the course of their duties; however, in this instance, I can say that the current posting of these service men is a signal regiment in the United Kingdom.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current posting of SAC Paul Davies.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any of the eight members of 9 Signals Regiment, recently acquitted on spying charges, have expressed a desire to leave the service.

Notices requesting discharge were received from former Signalman David Hardman in October 1983 and Signalman Martin Tuffy in February 1985.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the eight members of 9 Signals Regiment, recently acquitted on spying charges, will be permitted to remain in 9 Signals Regiment;(2) if the members of 9 Signals Regiment recently acquitted on spying charges have been allocated comparable tasks to those they undertook before their arrest.

Former Signalman David Hardman, Signalman Martin Tuffy, Lance Corporal Anthony Glass and SAC Christopher Payne have either left the armed forces already or will do so shortly on completion of their engagements.The next steps for SAC Alan Lightowler, SAC Wayne Kriehn, SAC Gwynfor Owen and SAC Geoffrey Jones are under consideration.