HC Deb 16 October 1995 vol 264 cc28-9W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of state for Defence if he will list the number of British troops in the various countries where they are stationed. [36350]

Mr. Soames

The number of british Army troops stationed at permanent overseas garrisons is as follows:

Germany 26,500
Hong Kong 2,600
Brunei 680
Cyprus 2,700
Falkland Islands 300
Gibraltar 60

In addition, about 74,000 Army troops are stationed in the United Kingdom.

Officers and soldiers from these permanent garrisons are deployed on short-term operational and other tours in a further 77 countries including as defence and military attachés.