§ 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:
Number 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.