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British Forces, Germany

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are any proposals to change the level of British armed forces based in Germany.

Conventional arms control discussions underway in Vienna concern certain categories of equipment held by the British armed forces. It is too early, however, to assess the impact of a CFE agreement on British forces in the Federal Republic of Germany.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current manpower of (a) the Berlin Brigade, (b) the Royal Air Force in Germany and (c) the British Army of the Rhine.

The current peacetime establishment figures are as follows:

  • (a) Berlin Brigade—a little under 3.000
  • (b) the Royal Air Force in Germany—12,182 and
  • (c) the British Army of the Rhine—55,200.