Army Reserve

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd August 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people there are in the Army Reserve in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) England.

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As at 1 April 2019, there were an estimated 1,720 Reserve personnel stationed in Wales, 4,140 in Scotland, 1,950 in Northern Ireland and 21,440 in England.

These figures are based on stationed locations, and not on residence or nationality.

Figures are taken from the Future Reserve 2020 population, which consists of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on Full Time Reserve Service contracts who were previously Army Reservists.

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