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Unestablished Posts

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many positions are on the unestablished post database, broken down by (a) service and (b) army regiment. (101350)

[holding answer 20 November 2006]: The Unestablished Post Database details those individuals carrying out military tasks detailed by the Chain of Command that are generally seasonal or for short periods of time. Information is gathered annually. The following table shows the latest available centrally held statistics which were gathered in January 2006 and therefore provide only a ‘snap shot’ in time.

Arm/Service

Unit

Number of Posts

Royal Armoured Corps (RAC)

Scots Dragoon Guards

5

9/12 Lancers

3

Queens Dragoon Guards

4

Royal Dragoon Guards

9

Queens Royal Hussars

4

2 Royal Tank Regiment

1

Royal Signals

1 Signal Brigade

2

11 Signal Brigade

6

7 Armoured Brigade and Signal Squadron

1

19 Light Brigade

2

20 Armoured Brigade

1

2 Signal Regiment

1

10 Signal Regiment

2

14 Signal Regiment

10

30 Signal Regiment

3

204 Signal Squadron

1

Infantry

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

2

1 Irish Guards

37

1 Scots Guards

51

1 Devon and Dorset Light Infantry

2

1 Green Howards

30

1 Kings

10

1 Kings Own Border Regiment

30

1 Queens Lancashire Regiment

21

1 Royal Gloucester Berks and Wilts Light Infantry

18

1 Royal Green Jackets

9

1 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

5

1 Royal Scots

4

1 Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters

21

1 Para

34

2 Para

30

2 Royal Anglian Regiment

36

1 Prince of Wales' Own

8

2 Light Infantry

24

4 Scots

16

To be assigned

1

Royal Artillery (RA)

1 Artillery Brigade

2

12 Regiment RA

7

16 Regiment RA

5

26 Regiment RA

2

3 Royal Horse Artillery

2

32 Regiment RA

6

39 Regiment RA

7

5 Regiment RA

12

Royal Engineers (RE)

21 Regiment RE

6

22 Regiment RE

8

23 Regiment RE (Air Assault)

8

26 Regiment RE

6

28 Regiment RE

3

32 Regiment RE

6

33 Regiment (EOD)

4

35 Regiment RE

4

36 Regiment RE

5

38 Regiment RE

5

39 Regiment

4

8 Force Engineer Brigade

2

64 Wks Group

2

HQ 170 (Infra Sp) Engineer Group

2

Army Air Corps (AAC)

3 Regiment AAC

1

9 Regiment AAC

1

Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)

102 Logistic Brigade

4

104 Logistic Brigade

2

1 Logistic Support Regt RLC

6

2 Logistic Support Regt RLC

6

3 Logistic Support Regt RLC

9

7 Transport Regiment RLC

6

8 Transport Regiment RLC

9

6 Supply Regiment RLC

23

9 Supply Regiment RLC

2

10 Regiment RLC

4

13 Air Assault Supply Regiment RLC

7

23 Pioneer Regiment RLC

4

27 Regiment RLC

8

29 Regiment RLC

3

Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)

1 Close Support Medical Regiment

5

4 General Support

6

Medical Regiment

33 Field Hospital

1

201 Field Hospital

1

207 Field Hospital

1

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)

1 Battalion REME

3

3 Battalion REME

1

5 Battalion REME

1

To be confirmed

8

Total

674