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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what units down to company level formed the Spearhead Land Element in 2005. (158394)

The Spearhead Land Element was rostered, during 2005, as follows:



1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles

1 January to 5 March

1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets (now 2nd Battalion The Rifles)

5 March to 7 July

1st Battalion The Green Howards (now 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment)

7 July to 1 December

2nd Battalion The Light Infantry (now part of The Rifles)

1 December to 31 December

The Spearhead Land Element is a battalion size commitment. It is up to each battalion to manage this commitment between its available companies or sub units.