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Royal Irish Regiment: Reserve Forces

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers who served with the Royal Irish Regiment transferred to Territorial Army units following disbandment of the Home Service battalions. (324108)

According to unit records, to date approximately 340 personnel who served with the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service Battalions have transferred or enlisted into Territorial Army units based in Northern Ireland following the Home Service Battalions’ disbandment. This estimate does not include two squadrons of the newly formed 32 Signal Regiment (V), as the records of these squadrons are currently in the process of being transferred to their new units and are currently unavailable for scrutiny.