Army: Reorganisation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which infantry units have been identified for an increase in strength as part of Army 2020 Refine.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The table below sets out the Regular and Reserve infantry battalions that will receive increases in manpower liability as a part of the Army 2020 Refine announcement made by by my right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary on 15 December 2016 (HCWS367).

Battalion

1st Battalion the Scots Guards

36

4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland

5

3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

6

4th Battalion The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

419

1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

68

4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

113

1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

4

5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

113

1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

68

2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

48

3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

113

1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

16

2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

48

4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

113

1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment

4

2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

68

4th Battalion The Mercian Regiment

6

3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh

6

2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment

93

4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment

128

The London Regiment

6

3rd Battalion The Rifles

164

7th Battalion The Rifles

6

8th Battalion The Rifles

419

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