HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c337W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the countries in which British military forces are based; and what is the number of service personnel at each such base. [30513]

Mr. Soames

The deployment of United Kingdom forces at April 1996 is shown in figure 3 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1996", a copy of which is in the Library of the House.

The number of UK service personnel at permanent overseas stations is as follows:

Ascension Islands 156
Brunei 948
Cyprus 3,874
Diego Garcia 40
Falkland Islands1
Germany 23,500
Gibraltar 587
Hong Kong 1,920
1 It is not our practice to publish the size of the Falklands garrison.

In addition some 10,500 service personnel are serving in the former Yugoslavia.