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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fatalities each unit that has served in Iraq has experienced; and how many of those (a) died in Iraq and (b) subsequently died of wounds elsewhere. (155268)

[holding answer 12 September 2007]: The Ministry of Defence publishes data on battle and non-battle fatalities, including their unit, that have resulted from our operations in Iraq since March 2003: details can be found on the Ministry of Defence website:

(http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/FactSheets/OperationsFactsheets/OperationsInIraqBritishfatalities.htm).

This information is updated after each incident.

The following table breaks down the number of military fatalities, by unit, in line with the information published on the website. In addition, one Defence Fire Service contractor has died on operations in Iraq.

Number of fatalities for UK armed forces personnel, Iraq, by Unit as at 6 September 2007

Unit

Total

Total

167

1 (UK) Armoured Division HQ and Signal Regiment

1

1 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

1

1 Assault Group

1

1 Black Watch

7

1 Coldstream Guards

2

1 Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry

1

1 Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)

1

1 Irish Guards

4

1 Light Infantry

1

1 Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

2

1 Queen’s Dragoon Guards

2

1 Queen’s Lancashire Regiment

1

1 Royal Highland Fusiliers

1

1 Royal Horse Artillery

1

1 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

1

1 Royal Regiment of Wales

1

1 Royal Welch Fusiliers

1

1 Squadron RAF Regiment

3

1 Staffordshire Regiment

4

1 Yorkshire Regiment

1

12 Regiment Royal Artillery

4

148 Commando Battery Royal Artillery

1

16 Squadron

1

2 Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

8

2 Light Infantry

2

2 Parachute Regiment

2

2 Rifles

3

2 Royal Anglian Regiment

2

2 Royal Green Jackets

1

2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

2

2 Royal Tank Regiment

3

2 Royal Welsh

3

217 Transport Squadron

1

21st Signal Regiment (Air Support)

1

230 Squadron

1

28 Army Co-operation Squadron

2

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery

2

3 Commando Brigade

6

3 Parachute Regiment

1

3 Royal Military Police

1

3 Royal Regiment of Scotland

2

33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)

2

33 Squadron

1

35 Engineer Regiment

1

4 Rifles

5

45 Commando

1

47 Squadron

5

504 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force

1

52nd Lowland Regiment

2

539 Assault Squadron

1

847 Naval Air Squadron

2

849 Squadron

6

9 Assault Squadron

1

9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s)

1

Army Air Corps

1

Blues and Royals, Household Cavalry Regiment

3

Cheshire Regiment

1

Engineering Wing, RAF Lyneham

3

HQ STC Air Staff

1

Intelligence Corps

2

IX (B) Squadron

2

King’s Royal Hussars

1

Parachute Regiment

2

Queen’s Royal Lancers

5

RAF Police

1

Royal Army Medical Corps

3

Royal Artillery

1

Royal Corps of Signals

3

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

5

Royal Logistic Corps

2

Royal Military Police

11

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

1

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

2

Tyne-Tees Regiment

1

Welsh Guards

1

Number of fatalities for UK armed forces personnel, who died as a result of their wounds (DOW) after being aeromeded from Iraq1, by Unit, as at 4 September 2007

Unit

Total

Total

3

1 Staffordshire Regiment

1

12 Regiment Royal Artillery

1

Royal Logistic Corps

1

1 Two armed forces personnel died as a result of injuries sustained in operational accidents (DOP) and are not included in the above table.