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Reserve Forces: Deployment

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many volunteer reservists in each service are deployed on operations. (157044)

As at 31 August 2007 (the latest figures available), the number of volunteer reservists deployed on operations was:

Royal Navy Reserve

Royal Marines Reserve

Territorial Army

Royal Auxiliary Air Force

Telic (Iraq)

26

9

169

66

Herrick (Afghanistan)

6

0

397

45

Oculus (Balkans)

1

0

15

0

Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo

0

0

0

0

Global Counter Terrorism

0

0

6

0

Total

33

9

587

111

In addition, there were 627 reservists mobilised on pre-deployment training, receiving medical treatment, or on post-operational leave.