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As90 Regiments

Volume 592: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Following the Strategic Defence Review, where the proposed six AS90 regiments will be based and train. [HL2961]

The five existing AS90 regiments will continue to be based at Tidworth and Topcliffe in the UK, and at Hohne, G├╝tersloh and Osnabruck in Germany. No decisions have yet been taken on where the new sixth regiment will be based, but it will be within the UK. Training for UK AS90 regiments will take place on Salisbury Plain and at Otterburn, while regiments based in Germany will train at Bergen Hohne and Graffenwehr and in Poland. All units will also train in Canada.

asked Her Majesty's Government:Following the Strategic Defence Review, how many guns each of the proposed six AS90 regiments will have; and how many gun battalions there will be in each regiment. [HL2960]

Following the implementation of the Strategic Defence Review, the three AS90 regiments based in Germany will each have three batteries and a total of 18 guns. The three AS90 regiments based in the UK will each have four batteries and a total of 24 guns.