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Catterick Garrison

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 67223, tabled on 9 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) serving personnel and (b) dependents will be based at Catterick in each year between 2017 and 2020.

Answered on

15 March 2017

The planned estimated number of Service personnel to be based at Catterick between 2017 and 2020 is provided below:

2017

2018

2019

2020

Number of Service Personnel

6,960

6,960

7,700

7,890

Figures are rounded to the nearest ten and based upon internal Army planning data; the actual number will continuously fluctuate over the period as individual assignments, medical issues and training and other activities away from their unit, affect unit strengths. There will also be periods of fluctuation as units relocate in and out of the Garrison. This data includes permanent staff assigned to the School of Infantry but does not include the circa 3,000 recruits and other trainees who pass through every year.

The Army currently estimates that there are 5,120 dependants resident in Catterick and this figure will increase over this period, proportionate to the Service personnel numbers shown above.