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Harmony Guidelines

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units will be operating outside harmony guidelines as a result of the deployment to Iraq of Telic 9 and Telic 10; and what the average tour gap number is for each unit. (101074)

Three Mercian (One Stafford) is the only unit operating outside harmony guidelines, as a result of its deployment to Iraq on Telic 9, with an average tour interval of 12 months.1

Details in respect of Telic 10 cannot be provided as the Force Package is yet to be confirmed.

1 A unit is defined as any Regiment deploying with a Regimental Headquarter and at least two ‘manoeuvre’ sub units. A deployment is considered to be a period of at least four months.