§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what additional armoured artillery and infantry units are to be made available as reinforcements; what has been their previous role; where they will reinforce; and what type of gun and armoured vehicles equips the artillery and armoured units concerned.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
The units referred to in the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1978", Cmnd. 7099, paragraph 132, will be made available as reinforcements for BAOR. One minor unit will have an alternative deployment92W option with the United Kingdom mobile force. Previously these units had a home defence role. It is not the usual practice to identify the units themselves. Their equipment includes Chieftain tanks and 5.5 inch guns—to be replaced by FH 70.