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Parachute Regiment: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) current strength is of each of the three battalions of the Parachute Regiment. (226850)

The current strength of 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment and 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment is 646 and 607 respectively. The establishment of both Regiments is 654. I am withholding data for 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment, as their release would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.