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Mechanised Infantry Battalions

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Mechanised Infantry (Warrior) battalions the Army presently has; and (a) where they are based and (b) what role they are currently undertaking. (92324)

The Army presently has four Mechanised Infantry Battalions: none of these operate Warrior armoured fighting vehicles and none are currently operating outside their Mechanised Infantry role. There are nine Armoured Infantry battalions which are Warrior-equipped. Their base and current locations are shown in the following tables:

Mechanised Infantry Battalions

Base Location

1 LANCS

Osnabruck, Germany

2RGJ

Bulford, UK

1R ANGLIAN

Pirbright, UK

1DDLI

Catterick, UK1

1Currently in Iraq

Armoured Infantry (Warrior) Battalions

Base Location

1 SCOTS GUARDS

Munster, Germany

1 RRF

Celle, Germany

4 SCOTS

Fallingbostel, Germany

1 LI

Paderborn, Germany1

1PWRR

Paderborn, Germany1

2 R WELSH

Tidworth, UK

1 STAFFORDS

Tidworth, UK

3 YORKS

Warminster, UK

2 LANCS

Catterick, UK

1 Currently in Iraq