§ Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men there were in the British Army of the Rhine, excluding Berlin, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Headquarters outside Germany and the Advanced Base in Belgium on 1st October, 1964, and 1st October, 1969, excluding 6th Brigade also, respectively.
§ Mr. Healey
I understand that the hon. Gentleman wishes the answer also to exclude N.O.R.T.H.A.G. H.Q. in Germany but to include officers and women, and to interpret "6th Brigade" as those elements of 6 Brigade and 36 Heavy Air Defence Regiment which have been re-deployed to the United Kingdom since 1968. For 1964 therefore 6 Brigade is not excluded:
On this basis the answer is:
on 1st October, 1964 … 50,150 on 1st October, 1969 … 48,100