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Royal Engineers Surrey Troop, Castledillon

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which members of the Royal Engineers survey troop stationed at Castledillon in 1974–75 belonged to Army units other than the Royal Engineers;(2) how many officers and of what rank served in the Castledillon, Royal Engineers survey troop in 1974–75;(3) what role the Royal Engineers survey troop was carrying out whilst stationed at Castledillon in 1974–75;(4) how many service men and women served in the Royal Engineers survey troop stationed at Castledillon from 1974–75.

Detailed information on this unit, which is not now deployed in the Province, is no longer available. The role of a Royal Engineer field survey is to provide or process aerial photographs, ground surveys and mapping for the Army as required. The strength of such a unit at that time varied between about 30 and 40, depending upon its specific task, and usually included two officers.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what unit the Royal Engineers survey troop stationed at Castledillon in 1974–75 was guarded.

The RE squadron based at Castledillon at that time would have been responsible for the overall security of the base.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the numerical designation of the Royal Engineers survey troop stationed at Castledillon in 1974–75.