Reserve Forces: Deployment

Defence written question – answered on 3rd March 2008.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservist personnel were deployed overseas at the most recently available date, broken down by (a) location and (b) service.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As at 31 January 2008, the number of volunteer reservists deployed on operations was:

Royal Navy Reserve Royal Marines Reserve Territorial Army Royal Auxiliary Air Force
TELIC (Iraq) 44 0 124 30
HERRICK (Afghanistan) 10 77 528 17
TOSCA (Cyprus) 0 0 2 0
OCULUS (Balkans) 1 0 16 0
Global Counter Terrorism 1 0 12 0
Total: 56 77 682 47

There were also 616 other reservists undergoing pre-deployment training, receiving medical treatment, or on post operational leave, and in addition 41 sponsored reserves involved in operations but who are not necessarily permanently based in an operational theatre.

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