HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 cc946-7W
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list(a) the reserve units based in Scotland, (b) their headquarters' location and (c) current strength; what the (i) date and (ii) location of their last deployment was; and if he will make a statement. [144000]

Mr. Caplin

[holding answer 15 December 2003]: Since the reorganisation of the Reserve Forces under the Strategic Defence Review no Scottish based reserve units have been deployed on operations. However, subunits, composite units and individual reservists from units based in Scotland have been deployed to support operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. The location and strength of Scottish reserve units is set out in the following table:

Unit Strength HQ address
Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF)
No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn 118 25 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh, EG4 1NZ
No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Sqn 56 RAF Leuchars, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 OJX
RAuxAF Regt
No 2622 (Highland) Sqn 118 RAF Lossiemouth, Elgin, Morayshire, IV31 6SD

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