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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel were deployed on operations on the most recent date for which figures are available, broken down by location. (190695)

The following table shows the number of UK Service personnel deployed on operations by location at 18 February 2008. The number of personnel in theatre will naturally fluctuate on a daily basis for a variety of reasons, including leave (rest and recuperation), temporary absence for training, evacuation for medical reasons, the roulement of forces and other factors.

Number of personnel deployed by location1

Location

Number

Total

13,300

of which:

Afghanistan

7,100

Iraq

4,100

At Sea

600

Qatar

410

Cyprus

280

Kuwait

380

Oman

190

Kosovo

120

Bahrain

60

Bosnia

10

Other

30

1 Countries with 10 or more personnel are shown separately. Other countries with fewer than 10 personnel per country include Georgia, Nepal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia.