§ 18. Sir Michael Neubert
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel are currently serving on duty outside the United Kingdom; and in which principal locations.
§ Mr. Hanley
On 1 April 1993, the number of United Kingdom regular forces serving overseas was 70,436. The main locations were:
- Continental Europe (including former Yugoslavia)
- Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, near east and Gulf
- Hong Kong
- Elsewhere in the far east
- and Gibraltar.