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Reserve Forces: Deployment

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists are deployed on overseas operations, broken down by deployment location. (148263)

As at 31 March 2007, the latest figures available, reservists were deployed in joint operational areas (JOA) as follows:

Iraq: 451

Afghanistan: 359

Balkans: 44.

In addition, some 500 mobilised reservists were in the UK, predominantly undertaking pre-deployment training, post-deployment leave or receiving medical treatment. Finally, 35 sponsored reserves were on mobilised service and serving in or between the JOAs and the UK.