The number of UK Defence personnel deployed on Operation ORBITAL for each financial year is as follows:
Number of deployments
*number of deployments to date in 18-19
These figures include individuals deploying on multiple occasions. The majority of UK Defence personnel that deploy on Operation ORBITAL are Army personnel. Figures broken down by the single Services are not representative of the total number of Operation ORBITAL deployments because each individual deployed is recorded only once per financial year, however they may have been deployed multiple times during that period. At any one time, Operation ORBITAL headquarters has consisted of 12-14 personnel throughout this period.
Alongside our operational training assistance, the UK also deploys UK personnel from the British Military Advisory Training Team to Ukraine, as well as defence reform advisors on an ad hoc basis. BMATT personnel deployed to Ukraine for each financial year is as follows:
These figures, broken down by single Service, are not currently available.