Deployments

Defence written question – answered on 4th September 2006.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what deployments are being undertaken by the armed forces; and how many personnel are deployed thereon.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

On 21 June 2006 the military operations being undertaken by the UK armed forces together with the number of personnel deployed on each operation were as follows:

Operation Number of personnel deployed
TELIC 10,060
HERRICK 4,555
OCULUS 830
UN Operations:
TOSCA 280
BARONET 5
PERCIVAL 5
SEQUESTER (1)
DALMIN (1)
MOTTO (1)
(1 )fewer than five. Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest five.

Figures include personnel deployed to the following locations:

OP TELIC: Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and USA, plus personnel deployed on ships in the Gulf region.

OP HERRICK: Afghanistan

OP OCULUS: Bosnia and Kosovo

OP TOSCA: Cyprus

OP BARONET: Georgia

OP PERCIVAL: Democratic Republic of Congo

OP SEQUESTER: Liberia

OP DALMIN: Sudan

OP MOTTO: Sierra Leone

Data are based on personnel reports collated manually from operational deployments, and may not include all current operations. Figures include UK regular forces, reserve forces and MOD civilian personnel.

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