Tour Intervals

Defence written question – answered on 26th January 2007.

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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 the average tour intervals were for each of the units deployed as part of TELIC 9.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, The Secretary of State for Defence

Average tour intervals for formed Army units deployed on Op TELIC 9 are shown in the following table:

Ser Unit Previous Deployment Tour interval
1 HQ and Sigs Sqn 19Lt Bde TELIC 2 June to October 2003 36 months
2 QRL TELIC 4 May to October 2004 24 months
3 2 LANCS TELIC 2 July to October 2003 36 months
4 1 YORKS OCULUS (BOSNIA) April to September 2004 25 months
5 2 RIFLES Northern Ireland March to September 2004 31 months
6 3 MERCIAN TELIC 6 May to October 2005 12 months
7 3 RIFLES Northern Ireland September 2004 to March 2005 19 months
8 40 Regt RA TOSCA (Cyprus) June to September 2004 25 months
9 38Engr Regt TELIC 2 July to October 2003 36 months
10 19 CSS Bn 1 x Sqn deployment; March to October 2003 and 1 x Sqn deployment; November 2003 to April 2004 36 months and 30 months respectively

RAF units operate differently from those of the Army. While a unit might be deployed for four months, RAF personnel can rotate through the unit rather than remain with it throughout. Therefore unit and personnel tour intervals are not necessarily the same.

Unit RAF unit Previous deployment Tour interval between previous and current deployment
1 Force Protection Wing TELIC May to September 2005 Eight months
3 Sqn RAF Regiment Northern Ireland until February 2006 four months

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