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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel are (a) deployed and (b) stationed at each location overseas. (136039)

The following table shows the number of personnel deployed on operations by operation and location at 30 April 2007.

Number of personnel deployed by operation and location

Operation

Number

Total

15,010

Of which:

Telic

7,260

Of which:

Iraq

5,710

Other (including “at sea”)

1,550

Herrick

7,100

Of which:

Afghanistan

7,100

Oculus

320

Of which:

Kosovo

170

Bosnia

150

UN

300

Of which:

Cyprus

280

Other1

20

1 Other UN locations have fewer than 10 personnel per country and include Georgia, Nepal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia.

Note:

The strength of UK regular forces posted outside the UK is available in Tri-Service

Publication (TSP) 6—Global Location of UK Regular Forces. The most recent publication show the numbers of service personnel at 1 October 2006. Copies of TSP 6 are held in the House of Commons Library and are also available at:

www.dasa.mod.uk/natstats/tsp6/tsp6-oct06.pdf.

Due to the introduction of a new personnel administration system (JPA), TSP6 RAF location data for 1 April 2006 are provisional and subject to review, and after 1 April 2006 are not currently available. TSP6 Naval service location data are not currently available after 1 October 2006.