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Crown Dependencies: Armed Forces

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what UK armed forces are based in (a) St. Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, (b) South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands and (c) the Falkland Islands. (279093)

There are some 1,250 UK armed forces personnel based in the South Atlantic Islands, the majority on the Falkland Islands, supported by a small detachment based on Ascension Island. This figure varies during the year due to individual posting plots and unit moves. There are no UK armed forces based in St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands.