Location statistics may be compiled based on posted (stationed) location or deployed location. Posted (stationed) location is where an individual is permanently based. Deployed location is where an individual is physically located at a particular point in time and is typically used for short tours of duty.
The following table shows the number of personnel deployed on operations by operation at
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The strength of UK regular forces posted outside the UK is available in Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 6—"Global Location of UK Regular Forces". The strength of UK regular forces posted in the UK by Government office region and local authority is available in Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 10—"UK Regular Forces Distribution across UK". Reliable data below local authority are not available centrally.
TSP 6 and 10 are published quarterly; the most recent publications show the numbers of service personnel at
Copies of TSP 6 and 10 are available in the Library of the House and at: