British Overseas Territories

House of Lords written question – answered on 20 January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many citizens of each British Overseas Territory serve in each arm of the Armed Services.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information is not held in the format requested. However, there are currently 340 members of the Armed Forces who have recorded their nationality on their electronic service record as a British Overseas Territory citizen. Countries of origin for this specific group are not recorded centrally and could only be obtained through a manual search of records on many sites.

The following table provides a break down of citizens of a British Overseas Territory and to which service they currently belong, as at 1 November 2010:

Naval Service Army Royal Air Force
British Overseas Territory Citizen 15 315 10

Note: All figures have been rounded to nearest five.

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