Armed Forces: Body Armour

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which regiments have received Virtus body armour.

Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individual service personnel have received custom-fitted Virtus body armour.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 28 February 2017, 20,407 sets of Virtus body armour have been issued to land forces. Information on how many of these have been issued by units to individual personnel could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

As at 28 February 2017, the following units have received Virtus body armour:

40 Commando Royal Marines

42 Commando Royal Marines

45 Commando Royal Marines

1 Assault Group Royal Marines

24 Commando Regiment Royal Engineers

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery

30 Commando Information Exploitation Group Royal Marines

Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines

Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines

Royal Marines Reserves Bristol

Royal Marines Reserves London

Royal Marines Reserves Mersey

Royal Marines Reserves Scotland

Commando Training Centre Royal Marines

Headquarters 16 Air Assault Brigade

Headquarters Force Troops Command

1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade

7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

The Royal Dragoon Guards

The Queen’s Royal Hussars

The King’s Royal Hussars

The Light Dragoons

12 Regiment Royal Artillery

26 Regiment Royal Artillery

22 Engineer Regiment

23 Parachute Engineer Regiment

26 Engineer Regiment

32 Engineer Regiment

35 Engineer Regiment

101 Engineer Regiment (EOD)

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

1st Battalion the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

1st Battalion The Royal Welsh

2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment

3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment

2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles

2nd Battalion The Rifles

3rd Battalion The Rifles

4th Battalion The Rifles

5th Battalion The Rifles

3 Regiment Army Air Corps

13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

16 Medical Regiment

7 Air Assault Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Special Operations Regiment Royal Military Police

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry

4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron

Pathfinders Platoon

4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment

Infantry Battle School

Infantry Training Centre (Catterick)

Support Weapons School (Warminster)

Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU)

RAF Regiment

2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force

2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force

2622 (Highland) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force

2623 (East Anglian) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force

RAF Instructor Training Flight

Defence HUMINT Unit

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