Reserve Forces: West Sussex

Defence written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reserve force facilities there are for each service in West Sussex; how many reservists attend each such base regularly; and if he will make a statement. [Official Report, 21 October 2013, Vol. 569, c. 1-2MC.]

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 10 September 2013

Detailed in the following table are the names of each reserve force base in West Sussex, the total number of reservists recorded against this group of bases and the number which attend regularly. Regular attendance figures have been determined by the number of reserve personnel who were eligible to receive their bounty within the 12 months previous to 1 July 2013.

Army Volunteer Reserve
Base Location Total at base In regular attendance
Baker Barracks Thorney Island 250 150
Crawley TAC Crawley 250 150

The figures in the above table have been rounded to the nearest 10 and should be considered estimates.

Army Volunteer Reserve figures are for trained and untrained Army Reserve including Groups A, B, C and therefore include Mobilised Army Reserve, Officer Training Corps and Non Regular Permanent Staff. They exclude Full Time Reserve Service, Regulars and Gurkhas.

The number of Army Volunteer Reserves shown includes Reserves who may attend bases located throughout the UK, but are recorded against bases in West Sussex because that is where the Unit Headquarters is based.

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