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Reserve Forces: Wales

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to allow recruitment to the Parachute Regiment Reserve in Wales. (176266)

The 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment constitutes the Parachute Regiment Reserve. The Battalion Headquarters is based in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, with sub-unit and detachment locations in Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Croydon and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There are no plans to create a detachment in Wales.

Recruits to the regiment are welcome from any location, although anyone joining the regiment would need to travel to one of the unit locations in order to conduct administration and training.