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Territorial Army Reserve

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Territorial Army Reserve there are; and how many are serving in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan. (94164)

The strength of the Territorial Army (TA) as at 1 August 2006, the most recent available statistics from central sources, was 36,2601. There are currently 300 TA personnel mobilised on Operations in (a) Iraq and 210 in (b) Afghanistan.

1 TA personnel include Group A and B, Mobilised TA and OTC but excludes NRPS and FTRS. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. The sum of the parts may not equal the total.