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Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2654, tabled on 27 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative assessment they have made of the infantry fighting value of (1) line regiments, (2) the Parachute Regiment, (3) the Royal Marines, and (4) RAF regiments, to overall UK military capacity.

Answered on

9 November 2017

Army infantry Regiments, the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment all have distinct and discrete roles in the defence and security of the United Kingdom and are trained and equipped accordingly. There is no sensible or objective basis for a comparative assessment of their value and so no such exercise has been attempted.