Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

Defence written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of William McCrea William McCrea DUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops are stationed at each location in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

As at 1 November 2009 the number of regular service personnel stationed at regular military locations in Northern Ireland was as follows:

Location Number
Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler 680
Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station, Aldergrove 850
Duke of Connaught Unit, Belfast1 50
Kinnegar Base 360
Massereene Barracks, Antrim 510
Palace Barracks, Holy wood 690
Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn 1290

As MOD announced in a written ministerial statement on 26 November 2009, Hansard, column 89, DCU will close by 1 April 2010.

In addition there were some 100 regular service personnel serving at Reserve Forces locations throughout Northern Ireland.

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