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Army: Infantry Units

Volume 670: debated on Tuesday 1 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the location, the number and the units of British Army infantry soldiers currently on operations. [HL 1326]

Details of the infantry units currently on operational tours, their locations and current strengths are contained in the table below. It should be noted that strength figures include non-deployed personnel such as those who are medically downgraded and those remaining with the rear party. Deployments have been defined as unaccompanied battalion level commitments:

Bosnia1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards650
Iraq1st Battalion The Welsh Guards545
1st Battalion The Scots Guards620
2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment550
1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment515
Afghanistan1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment505
Northern Ireland2nd Battalion The Light Infantry530