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Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops are stationed at each location in Northern Ireland. (316410)

As at 1 November 2009 the number of regular service personnel stationed at regular military locations in Northern Ireland was as follows:

Location

Number

Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler

680

Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, Aldergrove

850

Duke of Connaught Unit, Belfast1

50

Kinnegar Base

360

Massereene Barracks, Antrim

510

Palace Barracks, Holy wood

690

Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn

1290

1As MOD announced in a written ministerial statement on 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 89, DCU will close by 1 April 2010.

In addition there were some 100 regular service personnel serving at Reserve Forces locations throughout Northern Ireland.