HL Deb 01 March 2005 vol 670 c14WA
Lord Astor of Hever

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the location, the number and the units of British Army infantry soldiers currently on operations. [HL 1326]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

Details of the infantry units currently on operational tours, their locations and current strengths are contained in the table below. It should be noted that strength figures include non-deployed personnel such as those who are medically downgraded and those remaining with the rear party. Deployments have been defined as unaccompanied battalion level commitments:

Country Unit Strength
Bosnia 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards 650
Iraq 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards 545
1st Battalion The Scots Guards 620
2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment 550
1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment 515
Afghanistan 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment 505
Northern Ireland 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry 530