Defence written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK reservists, and from which regiments, will be serving in Iraq in May in 2006.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by my right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary, 6 December 2005, Hansard, column 85–6W about the number of reservists that we plan to deploy to Iraq. On current plans, RAF and Army reservists will be called from the following regiments, arms and branches:

603, 2620, and 2622 Force Protection Squadrons—(RAuxAF).

Medic (612 Sqn)—(RAuxAF).

Movements—4624 Sqn—(RAuxAF).

Mobile (Meteorological) Unit (RAF Sponsored Reserves).

33 Sqn aircrew (RAuxAF).

51 Highland Regiment.

52 Lowland Regiment.

Royal Yeomanry.

Royal Mercian Lancastrian Yeomanry.

West Midlands Regiment.

4 Parachute Regiment.

East of England Regiment.

Kings Cheshire Regiment.

Lancastrian, Cumbrian Volunteers.

London Regiment.

Rifle Volunteers.

Tyne Tees Regiment.

East and West Riding Regiment.

3 Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

Royal Artillery.

The Honourable Artillery Company.

Royal Engineers.

Royal Signals.

Royal Logistics Corps.

Royal Army Medical Corps.

Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps.

Adjutant General Corps.

Adjutant General Corps (Royal Military Police).

Joint Civilian Military Corporation Group.

Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers.

3 Military Intelligence Battalion.

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