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Armed Forces: Deployment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL13174, tabled on 9 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 6 August 2020 (HL7356), how much have the ten largest deployments of UK armed forces overseas increased or decreased over the past five years.

Answered on

23 February 2021

A summary of the ten largest deployments of military personnel over the past five years has been extracted from the annual statistics published on GOV.uk, and captured in the table below:

Year

1-Apr-15

1-Apr-16

1-Apr-17

1-Apr-18

1-Apr-19

1-Apr-20

Total Overseas

15,300

10,560

9,260

9,040

8,220

6,050

Cyprus

2,400

2,250

2,250

2,160

2,150

2,290

United States

610

670

820

920

790

730

Germany

10,020

5,310

3,870

3,580

2,850

540

Belgium

310

290

290

280

290

290

Canada

280

260

290

280

310

260

Kenya

200

260

250

250

260

250

Italy

180

180

180

190

180

180

Gibraltar

160

160

160

170

160

160

Brunei

160

160

170

170

180

160

Saudi Arabia

120

130

120

120

120

130

Source: Defence Statistics

Annual statistics on the locations of UK Armed Forces across the globe can be accessed using the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/location-of-all-uk-regular-service-and-civilian-personnel-annual-statistics-index