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Armed Forces: Scotland

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 75016, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time (a) regular, (b) civilian and (c) full-time reservist personnel are stationed permanently at each of his Department's facilities in Scotland.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The Ministry of Defence produces personnel statistics by region, but not by individual establishments. Full-time regular and civilian personnel stationed in Scotland can be found in table 1.1a and table 1.1b of the MS Excel Annual Location Statistics publication published 1 April 2021 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-uk-regular-service-and-civilian-personnel-annual-statistics-2021

Table 1.1a

Service

Total

Military

10,120

Civilians

4,000

Total

14,120

Table 1.1b

Service

Total

RN/RM

4,270

Army

3,790

RAF

2,060

Table (2) provides a breakdown of Full-time Reserve (FTRS) Personnel1 in Scotland2:

The figures for FTRS have the potential for errors because the stationed location data has not been verified for this population.

Service

Total

Royal Navy / Royal Marines

90

Army

280

RAF

110

Grand Total

480

  1. Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) personnel are personnel who fill service posts for a set period on a full-time basis (this is different from mobilisation) while being a member of one of the Reserve Forces, either as an ex-regular or as a volunteer.
  2. Based on region as recorded in Joint Personnel Administration (JPA). The figures are based on Service Personnel’s stationed location and not their location of residence.

Personnel deployed on operations to an area away from their stationed location are shown against their most recent stationed location. The Royal Navy/Royal Marines personnel on sea service are included against the local authority containing the home port of their ship.