Armed Forces: Atlantic Ocean Islands

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Imran Ahmad Khan Imran Ahmad Khan Conservative, Wakefield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each branch of the armed forces are serving as part of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There are 958 military personnel serving as part of British Forces South Atlantic Islands. This figure varies during the year due to individual posting plots and unit moves.

The breakdown for each service is:

RAF

576

Army

343

Royal Navy

39

Total

958

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