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Overseas Service

Volume 227: debated on Tuesday 22 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel are currently serving on duty outside the United Kingdom; and in which principal locations.

On 1 April 1993, the number of United Kingdom regular forces serving overseas was 70,436. The main locations were:

  • Continental Europe (including former Yugoslavia)
  • Cyprus
  • Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, near east and Gulf
  • Hong Kong
  • Elsewhere in the far east
  • and Gibraltar.