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Armoured Vehicles (Gulf Deployment)

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) armoured fighting vehicles and (b) main battle tanks will be taken by 19 Mechanised Brigade to the Gulf. [113960]

The final complement of vehicles being deployed with 19 Mechanised Brigade is still being confirmed. It will include 14 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks and the following, approximate, numbers of other armoured vehicles: 56 Warrior; 120 Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) including Scimitar, Samaritan, Sultan and Spartan variants; 80 Saxon and a significant number of FV432.