HC Deb 16 September 2004 vol 424 c1767WS
John Thurso

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the(a) establishment, (b) funded liability and (c) actual strength is of (i) the Highlanders, (ii) the Black Watch, (iii) the Royal Scots, (iv) the Royal Highland Fusiliers, (v) the King's Own Scottish Borders, (vi) the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, (vii) the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and (viii) the Scots Guards. [183824]

Mr. Caplin

[holding answer 13 July 2004]: Funded liabilities are not broken down below Intermediate Management Group (IMG). The establishment and actual strength of each of the Scottish Regiments, are as follows:

2004 Establishment Trained strength
Highlanders1 625 525
Black Watch2 675 635
Royal Scots 620 555
Royal Highland Fusiliers 620 580
Kings Own Scottish Borderers 670 585
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 615 570
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards1 500 490
Scots Guards 625 600
F Coy Scots Guards 110 110
1Strength totals for 2004 exclude Gurkhas attached to the regiment. There were two in January 2004.
2Black Watch totals exclude BW LAD REME.
3RSDG totals exclude RSDG LAD REME.
1. The figures are at 1 January 2004.
2. All figures have been rounded to the nearest five.
3. Totals are for Regular Army officers and soldiers.
4. FTRS have been excluded.
5. Totals include members of other cap badges, including those of arms/services attached to the unit, but exclude the two REME LADs attached to BW and SDG.
6. Establishment and strength figures refer to the respective units*and do not include cap badge strength permanently employed elsewhere within the Army.
*That is 1st Battalion The Highlanders, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots, 1st Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 1st Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion The Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 1st Battalion the Scots Guards and F Company Scots Guards.