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Lanyard Exercises

Volume 181: debated on Friday 30 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all exercises in the Lanyard series for the last five years, giving the exercise location, the numbers and types of aircraft involved, and the numbers of personnel involved.

Details of battalion size airborne exercises over the last five years in the United Kingdom are as follows:

Year/monthLocationAirborne troops involvedAircraft (all C130)
JanuarySalisbury Plain TA8508
MarchSalisbury Plain TA85016
AprilStanford TA8508
JuneStanford TA8258
JulySalisbury Plain TA1,40016
SeptemberStanford TA8508
OctoberSalisbury Plain TA8258
NovemberOtterburn TA1,60015
FebruarySalisbury Plain TA85015
AprilSalisbury Plain TA1,60015
JuneSalisbury Plain TA8256
JulySalisbury Plain TA85016
OctoberSalisbury Plain TA1,60016
FebruarySalisbury Plain TA85010
AprilStanford TA8254
MayOtterburn TA82517
JuneStanford TA85015
JulySalisbury Plain TA1,60015
SeptemberSennybridge TA1,60015
MaySalisbury Plain TA82515
MayOtterburn TA82515
JulySalisbury Plain TA85015
OctoberSennybridge TA85015
October/NovemberStanford TA82515
FebruarySalisbury Plain TA82515
JuneStanford TA/Scotland85015
JulySalisbury Plain TA1,60015
OctoberOtterburn TA1,60015
AprilStanford TA/Scotland85015
MaySalisbury Plain TA85015
JulyStanford TA/Scotland85015