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Somalia: Piracy

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy personnel of each rank are stationed in the Gulf of Aden. (272904)

The breakdown by rank of Royal Navy personnel who are stationed or whose tasking may require them to be stationed in the Gulf of Aden is provided in the following table.

Rank

Number

Captain (RN)

1

Commander

3

Lieutenant Commander

8

Lieutenant

15

Captain (RM)

1

Sub-Lieutenant

2

Warrant Officer

4

Chief Petty Officer

21

Colour Sergeant (RM)

1

Petty Officer

33

Sergeant (RM)

1

Leading Hand

43

Lance Corporal (RM)

3

Able Rate

79

Corporal (RM)

1

Marine (RM)

5